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1113 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Museum Director’s Message 7/19/19

Museum Director, Lynn HightowerOn 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: 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 one time 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.

Lynn Hightower
Museum Director