Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Three Roanoke museums will offer free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Ticket on Saturday, September 25. The Ticket is available for free and easily accessible. On that day, the History Museum of Western Virginia, O. Winston Link Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation join the Smithsonian Institution in its celebration of culture and learning, for everyone.
The Museum Day Ticket can be found in this month’s Smithsonian magazine and online at Smithsonian.com where you can find a downloadable pass. Visitors who present the official pass get free admission for two people to one participating museum or cultural venue. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.
Museum Day 2010 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event. Over 300,000 museum-goers and 1,300 venues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico participated in Museum Day 2009.
“We have a good relationship with the Smithsonian Institution and are delighted to participate in the Smithsonian’s Museum Day program,” said Virginia Museum of Transportation executive director Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr. “We’re in the planning stage to improve our facility, our exhibits and our visitor experience, and we’re remarkably fortunate to be working with William L. Withuhn, curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. With over 25 years experience at the Smithsonian, he is considered the nation’s top transportation exhibition planner and developer.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Local Events
Tags: family, museum, transportation