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May 18

Virginia War Museum to be Showcased On The Travel Channel, 9:00 PM Tonight

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 11:12 AM by Communications Department

The Virginia War Museum is being featured during a segment of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum series airing tonight at 9 PM ET/PT. The series 5-19 mysteries-at-the-museum_SCdigs into the world’s greatest institutions to unearth extraordinary relics that reveal incredible secrets from the past. Through compelling interviews, rare archival footage and arresting recreations, Mysteries at the Museum illuminates the hidden treasures at the heart of history’s most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes, and bizarre encounters.

During tonight’s segment, “Panic in the Air,” host Don Wildman examines a suspected case of mass hysteria which took place during the later portion of World War II. The segment includes interviews with Dick Hoffeditz, curator of the Virginia War Museum, a “featured” artifact from the museum’s collection and background footage of the museum.

Nearly 39 million people watched Mysteries at the Museum this past season, reaching 7.1 million viewers during an average week. The airing of this program will help promote the Virginia War Museum on a national level and broaden Newport News’ appeal as a travel destination for the series’ audience.

Located at 9285 Warwick Boulevard in Huntington Park, the Virginia War Museum displays outstanding collections of personal artifacts, weapons, vehicles, uniforms, posters and much more which trace the development of the U.S. military from 1775 through the present. For more information on the museum visit www.warmuseum.org.