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Oct 25

Travel Writer and Photographer Visit Portsmouth

Posted on October 25, 2019 at 3:02 PM by Sharon Hoggard

Last month, the Portsmouth Museums staff received a call from a writer named C. Kimberly Toms. Toms is the president of Roulez Media and publisher of an online digital publication titled Roulez Magazine.  Locally owned, the magazine targets ages 30 and older demographic. Toms has begun to establish an ongoing relationship with the Lightship Portsmouth Museum and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and plans on promoting some of our news and special events.  

Toms and photographer Nicolas Crawford came visited the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum, the Lightship Portsmouth Museum, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard last month. The story and visuals captured Portsmouth’s charm, history, small town flavor and peaceful coastal vibe. In her narrative, Toms compared Portsmouth to New Orleans “minus the bare skin flashing and bead throwing,” she wrote. Crawford, a lifelong resident of Portsmouth said, “I just love High Street.” Toms described her efforts to connect him to the founder of the city Col. William Crawford. The article contains links to the sites the team visited and again the photos are stunning. has featured other regions in past issues including recent articles from the Chrysler Museum of Art, MacArthur Museum and the Pagoda. Lighthouses of the Outer Banks and Currituck Lighthouse have also been featured in the digital publication. Named for the Cajun French phrase, Laissez les bon temps rouler, which means . . . let the good times roll, Roulez Magazine’s stories celebrate the bounty of everyday life within very diverse regions of the United States. During their treks across the country, the team of intrepid news gatherers talk to newsmakers and study the regions they visit in the hopes of providing readers with new places to explore. 

Check out the story, Portsmouth, Virginia: Centuries of History in a Port O’Call. Here’s the link for the article Happy reading and rediscovering.