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Lightning and the Thunder

They say that lightning never strikes twice. Tell that to Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon. They were the crew of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the Moon.  Thirty-six seconds into the flight, lightning struck the Saturn V launch vehicle carrying them…

Walking on the Moon

It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years.  Fifty years since a man first placed his foot on the surface of a world that was not the Earth. On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took some amazing small steps and made some…

Meet Harry Wason and Mary Sherwood Holt

The latest edition of the “Forces of Nature” video blog features founders Harry Wason and Mary Sherwood Holt as they share stories of the Virginia Living Museum’s beginnings in 1966. This interview is conducted in celebration of our 50th Anniversary by VLM Executive Director Page Hayhurst…

Virginia Living Museum kicks-off 50th Anniversary

September 25, 2015 Virginia Living Museum kicks-off 50th anniversary: announces year-long celebration and $5 million campaign A permanent dinosaur trail and a new animal care facility are part of a 50th anniversary $5 million Future Ready campaign for sustainability and science achievement that the Virginia…