Moses Myers House Museum, Norfolk Photos

The Moses Myers House (1797) (Bank at E. Freemason St.) was built by the first Jewish settlers to Norfolk, VA. It is now run by Chrysler Museum and contains the fine furnishings of the Moses family or the era that were typical of a rich shipping family. A family member, Barton Myers, is now considered a Norfolk Visionary in his promotion for Norfolk's hosting the International Naval Rendezvous (1893) connected with the Chicago Columbian Exposition, then the Jamestown Exposition of 1907. These two events were instrumental in getting the U.S. Navy to create its largest Naval base at Norfolk.

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Moses Myers House now part of Chrysler Museum. Norfolk, VA.Entrance of Moses Myers House museum branch of Chrysler Museum. Norfolk, VA.Back courtyard of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Front hall stairs of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Moses Myers House (1797) (Bank at E. Freemason St.) (first Jewish settlers) now part of Chrysler Museum. Norfolk, VA. Architect: Benjamin H. Latrobe. On National Register.Entrance of Moses Myers House museum branch of Chrysler Museum. Norfolk, VA.Back courtyard of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Front hall stairs of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Front hall ceiling pattern & lamp of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Front hall Adamsesque sculpted ceiling pattern of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Drawing room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Adamsesque fireplace decoration in drawing room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Front hall ceiling pattern & lamp of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Front hall Adamsesque sculpted ceiling pattern of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Drawing room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Adamsesque fireplace decoration in drawing room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Details of fireplace decoration in drawing room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Second empire style chair at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Dining table of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Details of fireplace decoration in drawing room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Second empire style chair at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Dining table of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Dining service detail of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Desserts in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Historic dessert replica in Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Serving dish in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Dining service detail of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Desserts in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Historic dessert replica in Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Serving dish in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Sideboard in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Sculpted figure on fireplace in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Fireplace in music & games room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Argand oil lamp in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Sideboard in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Sculpted figure on fireplace in dining room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Fireplace in music & games room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Argand oil lamp in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Desk in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Card games & coffee in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Sitting room in Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Bedroom with four poster bed in Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Desk in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Card games & coffee in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Sitting room in Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Bedroom with four poster bed in Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Pitcher showing one of Moses Myers' brigs at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Chinese import plate at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition postcard of birds-eye view of Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition postcard of Light of the Past with modern U.S. naval ship putting searchlight on sailing ships of Jamestown settlers at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Pitcher showing one of Moses Myers' brigs (1800-19) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Chinese import plate at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition (1907) postcard of birds-eye view of Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition (1907) postcard of Light of the Past with modern U.S. naval ship putting searchlight on sailing ships of Jamestown settlers at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Jamestown Exposition postcard of Captain John Smith meeting Teddy Roosevelt at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition postcard glimpses collection cover at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Preferred stock certificate for Jamestown Exposition of 1907 at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition invitation to formal opening at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Jamestown Exposition (1907) postcard of Captain John Smith (1607) meeting Teddy Roosevelt at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition (1907) postcard glimpses collection cover at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Preferred stock certificate for Jamestown Exposition of 1907 at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Jamestown Exposition invitation to formal opening (April 26, 1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Poster for International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, VA, at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Detail of Monitor & Merrimac battle on poster for International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Detail of trades parade on poster for International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Typewritten notes for speech given by Mark Twain at Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Poster for International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, VA, (April-May, 1893) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Detail of Monitor & Merrimac battle on poster for International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, (April-May, 1893) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Detail of trades parade on poster for International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, (April-May, 1893) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Typewritten notes for speech given by Mark Twain at Jamestown Exposition (Sept. 23, 1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Page 2 of typewritten notes for speech given by Mark Twain at Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Page 3 of typewritten notes for speech given by Mark Twain at Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Admission tickets for Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Season pass for Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Page 2 of typewritten notes for speech given by Mark Twain at Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Page 3 of typewritten notes for speech given by Mark Twain at Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Admission tickets for Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Season pass for Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Souvenir bag for Bordens Condensed Milk from Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir fan from Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir medals from Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir pins from Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Souvenir bag for Bordens Condensed Milk from Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir fan from Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir medals from Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir pins from Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
"Meet me on the War Path" souvenir medal from Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Director's badge from Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir medal with Jamestown settlers' ships & Battleship USS Virginia from Jamestown Exposition at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
"Meet me on the War Path" souvenir medal from Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Director's badge from Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Souvenir medal with Jamestown settlers' ships & Battleship USS Virginia from Jamestown Exposition (1907) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.

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