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Nov 20

Virginia Living Museum holds 8th Annual Turkey Pardoning

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 9:41 AM by Communications Department

‘Fill the Canoe’ for the Foodbank too

Virginia Living Museum (VLM) ushers in the holidays with the 8th Annual Turkey Pardoning Ceremony on Wednesday, November 22.  For the eighth year, the Museum will celebrate the long and healthy life of its wild turkeys during the annual Turkey Pardoning at 11 a.m. vick

In the tradition of the annual Presidential Turkey Pardoning, Newport News Vice Mayor Tina Vick will lead a ceremony held indoors and then guests will parade to the outdoor Turkey/Deer Habitat.  The Museum’s turkeys will then be called with a turkey caller and fed cracked corn while being officially “pardoned”.

The official pardoning begins the holiday season at the Museum with activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including a display of turkey items from collections, turkey-related crafts and activities, plus hot cider for those in attendance. Activities are included in Museum admission.

The Museum will also “Fill the Canoe” with non-perishable food items to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.  For every guest who brings in a food item, the Museum’s Wild Side Cafe will provide a free promo drink.

The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and  is closed Thanksgiving Day, November 23.  Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12). Ages 2 and under and are free. For more information, go to the VLM website or call 757-595-1900.