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Virginia Living Museum to host Annual Turkey Pardoning on November 21

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Posted at 8:41 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 20:41:06-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – On Wednesday, November 21, the Virginia Living Museum will celebrate the long and healthy lives of its wild turkeys during its ninth annual Turkey Pardoning.

Photo: Virginia Living Museum

The Museum’s four turkeys – one male and three hens – will be called with a turkey caller and fed cracked corn before the official pardoning.

Activities will go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include 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, which is $20 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12). Ages 2 and under get in free.

As a gesture of thanks and giving, the Museum will also “Fill the Canoe” with non-perishable food items to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

All individuals who bring a food item will receive a coupon for a bottomless fountain drink or coffee at the Wild Side Café.

From November 18-25, museum members will receive 30 percent off store-wide at the Wild Things Museum store.

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018.

The Museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, I-64, exit 258A.