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……..

TVHS’ Fall 2017 Program Kick-off: Sunday, September 17

TVHS’ Fall 2017 Program kicks off with lecture and trip to 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 … Read More

TVHSTVHS’ Fall 2017 Program Kick-off: Sunday, September 17

REMINDER — June 07 Trip to New Kent County

A few seats remain open for  TVHS’ trip to New Kent scheduled for Wednesday, June 7 Call to reserve your seat now!   On Wednesday, June 7th, TVHS will host a special trip to nearby New Kent County, whose history and illustrious names are an important part of the early history of Tidewater Virginia. The trip will include a lecture … Read More

TVHSREMINDER — June 07 Trip to New Kent County

TVHS Bus Tour to New Kent County

TVHS’ trip to New Kent scheduled for Wednesday, June 7   On Wednesday, June 7th, TVHS will host a special trip to nearby New Kent County, whose history and illustrious names are an important part of the early history of Tidewater Virginia. The trip will include a lecture outlining the stops on the trip, and their historical significance, by John … Read More

TVHSTVHS Bus Tour to New Kent County

Seats still available for TVHS’ Historic Lancaster County Trip, April 5

Seats still available for TVHS’  Historic Lancaster County Trip Wednesday, April 5 !   TVHS will follow-up on its March talk from Karen Hart, Executive Director of Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, with a bus trip on April 5 to explore, first-hand, the Museum and other sites covered in the lecture.   The bus trip will be held on Wednesday, April 5 and … Read More

TVHSSeats still available for TVHS’ Historic Lancaster County Trip, April 5