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postponed — In Search of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colonists

DUE TO COVID CONCERNS, THIS LECTURE IS POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE –TBD January 9, 2022 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 …

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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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reminder: September 19, 2021 Program

September 19, 2021 ProgramLocation: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater,515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VATime: Program starts at 2:00 pm 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 …

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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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TVHS LECTURE ANNOUNCEMENT

TVHS ZOOM LECTURE For Members Only October 18, 2020 at 2pm John Delano  –  “Williamsburg Palisades 1634 & 1648” What are the Palisades? Where were the Palisades in Williamsburg? John Delano will address new research on the location of palisades constructed by English colonists.  John’s research has recently been accepted for publication in the peer-review, …

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