Exploring historic Norfolk, VA
World Footprints will take you on an exploration of the wonderful city of Norfolk, VA. On today’s show we will travel through rich historical neighborhoods like Ghent, meet fascinating residents like the Doumars Family—creators of the ice cream cone, and visit cultural attractions like the Chrysler Museum and Attucks Theatre.
Ghent is filled with character, culture and delicious cuisine. Its main thoroughfares of Colley Avenue and 21st Street are lined with eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores.
The New York Times described the Chrysler collection as “one any museum in the world would kill for.” Comprising over 30,000 objects, the collection spans over 5,000 years of world history. American and European paintings and sculpture from the Middle Ages to the present day form the core of the collection.
The Attucks Theatre, a historic African American theatre built in 1919, is the perfect combination of elegance and first-class service with a rich and vibrant history. Located just minutes from the cultural district in downtown Norfolk, the Attucks provides professional planning assistance for corporate meetings, banquets, or receptions. Meeting rooms are equipped with adjustable lighting, climate control, and complete audio/visual capabilities.
From the Waterfront to the Freemason District, the Botanical Gardens, Nauticus and beyond, Norfolk offers a treasure trove of art, culture, history and culinary delights.