Travel with us to historic “Southside” Virginia

Join Tidewater Virginia Historical Society for a private tour of this unique and historic area in the early history of Tidewater Virginia led by Carl Lounsbury, retired Senior Architectural Historian at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Adjunct Professor of Architectural History at William & Mary, and author. Stops will highlight St. Luke’s Church * Windsor Castle Manor * 1750 Isle …

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spring mEMBERS oNLY tRIP APRIL 21 2022

Private Tour of Jamestown Rediscovery new exhibit in the Voorhees Archaearium “Gentleman Soldiers”; Walking Tour of Excavation Sites  Behind-the-Scenes Talk & Video of Exhibit

New Schedule — In Search of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colonists

Tidewater Virginia Historical Society Lecture Just one word… “CROATOAN”… carved into a wooden post.  The mystery has lasted for centuries.  What happened to the English settlers of Roanoke Island:  disease, death, massacre, assimilation into another culture?  Has the mystery finally been solved? Since 1895, historians and archaeologists have searched for the fort and village sites …

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TVHS newsletter December 2021

THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE  “The Holiday Season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.”  Terri Marshall As we look forward, savor the radiance of the holiday season. The Board sends a Wintery  Tapestry of Greetings to all our Members, we are grateful …

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tvhs newsletter september 2021

TVHS Observer Volume I Number V September 2021 MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Tidewater Virginia Historical Society is topreserve and promote the heritage of Tidewater Virginia by serving as an advocate for historicknowledge, archeology preservation, and our geographic and cultural heritage. THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGEWarm summer days will be leaving us soon. Our surroundings and …

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See updates below: Historical storytelling at its best!

Sheila Arnold is a Professional Storyteller, Character Interpreter, and Teaching Artist. Master Storyteller, Sheila Arnold, shares local history on enslaved people who ran from slavery using the Underground Railroad, including some who used the locks, canals and waterways to escape.   Most of the stories are from a highly respected 1870s book written by William Still, …

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TVHS Newsletter June 2021

THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Change Can Be Good Today there are many positive changes happening around everyone.   Williamsburg and the Tidewater community are opening their doors and offering activities which many of us relate to the rites of Summertime.  While looking forward and anticipating more relaxed changes soon, the TVHS Board has been working on several …

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Historic Jamestown lecture announcement: How good are you at keeping secrets?

Lecture by David Givens, Jamestown Rediscovery’s Director of Archaeology David will highlight the Rediscovery team’s latest work –the excavations in the 1617 church where Virginia’s first General Assembly met in 1619 and their efforts to interpret that space for our Nation’s 400th anniversary. Further David will give an update on his most current projects: Angela: …

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Winter 2021 TVHS observer

THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGEThink Fireside warmth and cocoa.Welcome to the Tidewater Virginia Historical Society (TVHS) Winter Newsletterfor 2021. The Board sends a “Thank You” for your incredible support, ourmembers are important to us. TVHS will continue to utilize Zoom for our Program lectures through May due to Covid concerns. Watch for more information as decisions (continue …

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