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Aug 16, 2014. - Dec 31, 2018.

The Norfolk Rooms

At The Willoughby-Baylor House

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Come see how Hampton Boulevard used to look back in the day. This image is now on view at the Willoughby-Baylor House: Alfred Wordsworth Thompson, The Road Out of Norfolk, oil on canvas, 1888. Click image to enlarge.

The Willoughby-Baylor House, built in 1794, was the long-time home of the Norfolk History Museum.

The Federal-style home with a Greek Revival porch has reopened after an extensive renovation, and now tells the history of our heritage port city in a mix of art and artifacts we are calling The Norfolk Rooms.

These second-floor galleries showcase some of the finest art and artifacts from the Tidewater region, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, and silver.

It's a celebration of a rich history of creativity and culture, and it's free and open to the public, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at 601 E. Freemason St.

Cephas Thompson
Portrait of John Nivison
Oil on canvas
ca, 1807-1812

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