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Sisterhood on the Fort:
Social Enjoyment and Civic Engagement

This past summer the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast approached the Casemate Museum with a proposal for a temporary exhibit to tell the story of Girl Scouting at Fort Monroe. Girl scouting began at Fort Monroe in 1926 and the Post provided them space within a Casemate for their meeting room. Throughout their history, the Fort Monroe Girl Scouts camped on the Fort’s Parade Ground, performed countless beautification projects around the Post and actively contributed to local charitable organizations.

The exhibit incorporates a 1926 Fort Monroe Girl Scout scrapbook and photographs from the Museum archives, as well as historic uniforms and scout handbooks on loan from the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. On Saturday October 4, 2014, the exhibit officially opened with an evening reception attended by over 50 people. Those in attendance included Fort Monroe Girl Scout alumnae, numerous executives and board members of the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, representatives from Top Guard Security and the National Park Service. The exhibit will be on display until the spring of 2015.

A generous $1,250 donation by the Museum’s security contractor, Top Guard Security, made the exhibit and opening reception possible.

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Fort Monroe Authority is committed to responding quickly to developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Existing closures to the public of the FMA Main Office, Casemate Museum, the Fort Monroe Visitor and Education Center, and the Leasing Office have been extended through April 23, 2020.  All public tours, events, and programs are cancelled.  Persons interested in leasing a home at Fort Monroe may call 757 723-4238  during this time.  Group reservations for future tours of the Casemate Museum  may call 757  788-3391.  We encourage everyone to follow the precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control or you may also visit the Virginia Department of Health for updated information about COVID-19 (coronavirus).  In general, protect yourself and others by washing your hands repeatedly, use hand sanitizer, cough and sneeze into your elbow, avoid touching your face, and stay home if you feel ill or are identified by the CDC as being someone at higher risk.