Virginia Living Museum
Flood Aug. 25, 2012
Water from a flash flood rose above Deer Park Lake on Aug. 25, 2012 and poured over the Virginia Living Museum's floodgates, flooding the entire lower level of the museum. The lower level of the Wason Education Center also flooded.
The entire lower level of the museum is closed while remediation efforts are underway. These include removal of carpet and the lower portion of drywall, drying out and replacement of walls and flooring.
Much of the damage is covered by insurance, but the museum has to meet a $50,000 deductible (for the second time this year). All donations are greatly appreciated. You can donate here with a credit card.
Below see photos of the flooding and its aftermath. Learn what the museum is doing to make the building less likely to flood and easier to dry out after a flood.
Cleaning raccoon exhibit
Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601: (757) 595-1900