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Latest News & Updates 4/3/20


What a difference a few weeks makes.  As a nation, we were on top of the world.  Stock market doing well, events being planned, and we were free to come and go as we pleased.  Then COVID-19 hit and like that, our world has changed.   As expected, events and wedding reservations have cancelled for the Museum.  So, this to shall pass, and we will be ready for when we can reopen the Museum and start accepting reservations again.  In the meantime, we are focusing our efforts on social media and the development and launch of the new de Witt Cottage website and blog.  The website will be focused on the history of the cottage and its use as an event and wedding venue.   More information to follow.


Mark your calendars with these upcoming events and happenings. Events are located at the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum/Historic de Witt Cottage, unless otherwise noted.

TBA – The original artwork of the 2020 Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp will be on display at the Museum, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Ducks Unlimited Chapter.

TBA – The Cottage will be a start and end stop for a BIG beach cleanup in conjunction with the 24 Hours of Open!  VB – City of Virginia Beach’s kickoff tourism campaign.

APRIL –  All events cancelled
7 – Dine Out for de Witt, The Pub, 5:30-8:00 pm
20-27 – Something in the Water, The Museum and Cottage will be included in the footprint of this year’s festival.

MAY  Subject to change
1 – Under the stars Friday Movie Event – in conjunction with the Surfrider Foundation, TBA
5 – Dine Out for de Witt, Lucky Oyster, 5:30-8:00 pm

JUNE – Subject to change
3 – Garden Club Open House, 11:00 – 3:00 pm, free admission
5 – Under the stars Friday Movie Event – in conjunction with the Surfrider Foundation, TBA

JULY – Subject to change
4 – Fireworks Celebration at the Beach – Celebrate the 4th as a VIP with the best unobstructed view of the fireworks.
17 – Under the stars Friday Movie Event – in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, TBA