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VLM Through the Years

VLMThroughtheYears Phoebe Doty, a volunteer from Huntington Ingalls, writes about the Virginia Living Museum's first five decades recounting stories throughout the museum's 50 years of serving the community.

The first decade 1966-76

Walking into the Junior Nature Museum and Planetarium in 1966, you’d be greeted by a stuffed bald eagle in the Museum’s lobby. With staffers and volunteers ready to highlight the key exhibits, you’d circle through the Museum’s attractions, and maybe even stop by the planetarium…