Beginning on Monday, September 3o, the Atlantic Wildfowl Hertiage Museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until Monday May 25, 2020.
The Lynnhaven River Now Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11:00am until 3:00pm’ It will be held at the Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. We have rented space at this festival to demonstrate wood carving and other wildfowling arts. It is an opportunity to tell a couple of thousand people about the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.
If you or someone you know would like to demonstrate a wildfowling art or simply inform people about our museum, please contact the museum Director at (757) 437-8432 or email him at email@example.com.
Click here to see the Lynnhaven River Fall Festival Facebook Event.
PLEASE JOIN US September 12, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 PM.
Shore Gallery has come ashore in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. While SEASIDE GIFTS has been open since May, we would like to celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Located at 1113 Atlantic Avenue, inside the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum and the Historic de Witt Cottage. Reception immediately following. See you at the Shore!!!!
Shore Gallery at the deWitt Cottage Seaside Gifts
Virginia Beach 757-437-8432
Congratulations to The deWitt Cottage Garden Club and President Jacky Richards for winning another Award of Merit from The Council of Garden Clubs in Virginia Beach.
We have room for new members 757-437-8432 or email the Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at deWitt Cottage on a cool crisp Fall day and enjoy salty oysters from HM Terry: Sewansecott Clams & Oysters, sweet BBQ, and tender slow-cooked Roast Beef from The Beach Bully, live music, cold craft beer, and wine, and a few other surprises. Bid in our silent auction as well. All proceeds will go to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum.
ADVANCE TICKETS -
SUNDAY FUNDAY SINGLE TICKET, AGES 15 AND UP - $40
SUNDAY FUNDAY PAIR OF TICKETS, AGES 15 AND UP - $70
A small ticket fee does apply
Your All-Inclusive General Admission Ticket includes:
All you can eat Oysters from H.M. Terry Company, BBQ, and Roast Beef from The Beach Bully Craft Beer, and Wine, Silent Auction, Live Entertainment and Free Entrance To The Museum
Tickets will be available at the door for $50 Each.
Our 4th annual Fall Barbeque & Oyster Roast which will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. It will be held on the Historic deWitt Cottage grounds at 1113 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets go on sale August 15, 2019. They will be $40.00 each or $70.00 for a couple in advance. Tickets will be $50.00 each at the door! There are also four sponsor packages available. If you or someone you know would like to be a sponsor, please contact the museum Director at (757) 437-8432 or email him at email@example.com . We are also in need of volunteers to help with setup before the event and take down after the event.
The Historic deWitt Cottage opened its doors to reality television on Saturday, August 20, 2019. Producers from Sharp Entertainment in conjunction with Virginia Beach Weddings by Primo Events filmed the season finale of a reality TV show inside and in the gardens of the Cottage. Reality shows are known for drama and thankfully ours was minimal, missing wedding bands. They were quickly found and the ceremony and reception continued as planned. Our bride was the first to enjoy our new “Bridal dressing room” designed in the style and time of the deWitt sisters. The episode will air this fall. This was a huge opportunity for the Cottage and Museum to gain visibility as a preferred venue for the television and film industry. A huge thank you to Museum and Shore Gallery Gift Shop staff, our Custodian, Thomas, and our Garden volunteers. In addition, I would like to thank Ron and Shawn Form of Primo Events for providing this opportunity to us. (Due to confidentiality, we cannot reveal the show until the week it broadcasts.)
We have updated our online shop! Our online gift shop features unique, quality items at reasonable prices. 10% of all purchases is given to save injured wildfowl or protect sensitive environments and critical wetlands.
Free shipping on every purchase!
Show off your USA pride with some of these new items featuring the good old red, white and blue. We have American flag fanny packs, pendants, and fridge/car magnets.
Have you seen our new apparel? Shop our new Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum hoodie, Nike Dri-Fit polos, and long sleeve shirts.
Everyone loves summer nights with a slight breeze in the air. Cozy on up with one of our Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum fleece blankets!
Looking for something to keep your coffee steaming hot, but your water ice cold? Look no further! Check out our new line of tumblers; some of them may speak to you. With multiple color, sizing, and quote options one of them is bound to become yours.
We have hit the peak of summer! All of these heat advisory days has us thinking about skincare safety. A hat is crucial when stepping outdoors these days. We have you covered . . . literally. We have a few new hat selections for you to take a look at.
Are you looking for the perfect summer accessory? Look no further! Our online shop is fully stocked with options that will certainly spruce up your evening look for the perfect summer night outing.
On May 31, 2019 our hometown suffered a horrific tragedy! The workplace shooting in Building #2 of the Princess Anne Municipal Complex! It changed the lives of hundreds of people forever; but, it especially changed the lives of the families who lost loved ones and it impacted the families of those who were critically injured. A Tragedy Fund was established by the City through the United Way to financially assist all of the families that were impacted. So far that fund has collected more than 3.5 million dollars. We here at the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum want to do our part to help these families heal. We are producing a black enamel ribbon pin trimmed in gold with the gold letters #VBSTRONG on it. The ribbon pins will be available through our Website: awhm.org and online gift shop, in the museum’s Shore Gallery Seaside gift shop, from an Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum Board Member, or at The Shore Gallery Store located at 1556 Laskin Road Suite 138 in Hilltop North Shopping Center. The pins will be free. We simply ask that you make a onetime donation for the Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund. We want to make sure that the flow of money into this fund never stops and that we never ever forget these families.
This weekend the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum will be hosting a wedding party and a reality tv show from WE tv! Be sure to watch the episode featuring our own Virginia Beach Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum this upcoming August when the show will return to television.
Interested in having your own wedding with us? Please contact us!
Phone: (757) 437-8432
“Love After Lockup, the explosive docuseries is back for a second season, exploring new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them. Once the bars are gone, will their love survive after lockup on the rocky road to the altar? Will the inmates ditch their mate as they face shocking “firsts,” fights & family drama! Is it true love or just a con?
From the producers of the hit show 90 Day Fiancé, this season of “LOVE AFTER LOCKUP” will follow six couples, as they share the emotional journey of being united for the first time after years of supervised visits. Last season, two couples were left in limbo as their hopes and dreams were put on hold due to release date complications. This season, their stories continue to unfold along with four new couples who embark on their journey from love behind bars to the marriage at the altar. Season two promises more drama, deception, and surprises!” - WE tv
As you can see from the pictures below, the garden is just starting to bloom into its full glory. A lot of hard work has been put in by the members of the deWitt Cottage Garden Club. The gardens have been cleaned up, expanded, and had new plants added. If you have any desire to garden, please consider joining the deWitt Cottage Garden Club. It is an opportunity to learn how to garden in a hostile, saltwater environment from Master Gardeners.