Our Bus Trip to the Mariner’s Museum and New Quarter Park Was a Hit!

Our members expressed many positives about the tour with John Broadwater and the informal conversation at lunch with him.  He is so very knowledgeable and willing to share with everyone. The smiles and conversations at New Quarter Park totally demonstrated the visit was an excellent choice to show everyone what is happening there. Thank you, Joe and Carl, for your … Read More

TVHSOur Bus Trip to the Mariner’s Museum and New Quarter Park Was a Hit!

October 16 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the BUS TOUR

Any questions, on the October 25th Trip to the Mariner’s Museum and the New Quarter Park archaeological site, may be sent to Sharon Short at short43543@gmail.com or call 703-628-3851. Bus Trip to Mariners Museum Thursday, October 25 A behind-the-scenes tour, by John Broadwater, of the Mariners Museum’s monumental Monitor exhibit will be the feature of the October 25 TVHS trip.  Following the museum visit, … Read More

TVHSOctober 16 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the BUS TOUR

TVHS Fall Season Kicks Off on October 7

Maritime Archaeologist to Speak  Sunday, October 7 Williamsburg Regional Library   The story of the recovery of the Monitor and earlier Yorktown shipwrecks from the 18th century will be presented by nationally renowned maritime archaeologist John Broadwater on Sunday, October 7 at 3 p.m. at the Williamsburg Regional Library, kicking off the 2018 TVHS season. The talk will include insights on Broadwater’s efforts to … Read More

TVHSTVHS Fall Season Kicks Off on October 7

“HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE NORTHERN NECK” Lecture and Bus Tour

TVHS’ Summer Program kicks off with lecture and trip to The Northern Neck “HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE NORTHERN NECK” Lecture:  Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m. Bus Tour:  Tuesday, June 19 Cathy Calhoun, President of Ditchley Cider Works and owner of Historic Ditchley will present information on three hidden treasures: Restored 1795 Court House Tavern in Heathsville reflecting what happened throughout Virginia.   Reedville Fisherman’s … Read More

TVHS“HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE NORTHERN NECK” Lecture and Bus Tour

TVHS Tour of Endview Plantation and Lee Hall Mansion

On Tuesday, April 10, TVHS will host a very special trip to Historic Lee Hall in Newport News, whose history and illustrious name is an important part of the early history of Tidewater Virginia. The trip will include a lecture and guided tour by John V. Quarstein, a renowned and noted author on the Civil War. He holds many awards … Read More

TVHSTVHS Tour of Endview Plantation and Lee Hall Mansion

John V. Quarstein To Speak About the “Civil War Seize of Yorktown”

Sunday, March 18 TVHS lecture by John Quarstein  TVHS invites you to join us Sunday, March 18 at the Alvin P. Anderson Auditorium where award-winning historian,preservationist, and author, John V. Quarstein speaks about the “Civil War Seize of Yorktown”. Quarstein is director emeritus of USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News, Virginia.  The author of 17 books and winner … Read More

TVHSJohn V. Quarstein To Speak About the “Civil War Seize of Yorktown”

The Last Lecture in TVHS Fall Program is Sunday, January 14, 2018

REMINDER: Part III of our series concludes on Sunday Anne Conkling will discuss History According to the Ladies, including the social, spiritual, domestic and legal aspects of life for women in Colonial Virginia. Anne Conkling is a local historian, public speaker, tour guide,and Lecturer for the Rhoads Scholar program.  She is a long time member of Bruton Parish who has … Read More

TVHSThe Last Lecture in TVHS Fall Program is Sunday, January 14, 2018

The First of TVHS’ Fall Program Scheduled for October 22

Dr. Carl Lounsbury, recently retired as the Senior Architectural Historian at Colonial Williamsburg, will discuss Regionalism in Early American Ecclesiastical Architecture.  He will share an in-depth study of how the meeting houses and churches in early Tidewater and beyond were shaped by regionalism in terms of material, construction technology, and decorative details. This is the first of a three-part series, … Read More

TVHSThe First of TVHS’ Fall Program Scheduled for October 22

TVHS’ Fall Program Continues With a Three-part Series:

The Church and State  in Colonial and Revolutionary Tidewater Virginia Three of our region’s leading historic experts: Dr. Carl Lounsbury, Robert Teagle, and Anne Conkling will give talks on the critical role the church, its architecture, and its members played in Colonial and Revolutionary Tidewater Virginia. Historic Christ Church in Weems The three part series, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sundays October 22, November … Read More

TVHSTVHS’ Fall Program Continues With a Three-part Series:

Just a Reminder About Our September Events……..

Historic Mathews County On Sunday, September 17, TVHS will begin its 2017-2018 season with a lecture featuring historic Mathews County whose heritage goes back to 1635 when the entrepreneurial Hugh Gwynn received the first documented land patent and established a ship-repair business. Brown holding an early 18th-century marble urn fragment from the garden at Fairfield Dr. Dave Brown will discuss the … Read More

TVHSJust a Reminder About Our September Events……..