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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TVHS NEWSLETTER — SUMMER 2020

Message from the President:As TVHS began 2020, our programs and tours were planned by Sharon Short,Program Director. It wasn’t long before our country and the world were caughtup in the pandemic. Our April lecture on the Underground Railroad with thespeaker, Sheila Arnold, has been moved to 2021. You will learn more as we movealong into …

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TVHS Programs update

Dear TVHS Members: We really miss seeing everyone and are hoping you are well and staying safe. Your continued support and participation is always critical to the success of the Tidewater Virginia Historical Society (TVHS). Today we want to provide a brief status on TVHS Programs. Strong, positive feedback was received from several members who attended …

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A Message For Our Members

As TVHS began 2020, our programs and tours were planned by Sharon Short, Program Chair. It wasn’t long before our country and the world were caught up in the pandemic virus. Our April lecture on the Underground Railroad with the speaker, Shelia Arnold was moved to the Fall. You will learn more as we move …

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Mary Ball Washington Museum

MARY BALL WASHINGTON MUSEUM AND LIBRARY

8346 Mary Ball RoadP.O. Box 97Lancaster VA 22503 Museum Wed-Fri 10:00-4:00;Library Tues-Fri 10:00-4:00, Sat 11:00-3:00;Closed JanuaryRecommended to call in advance to verify hours at 804-462-7280. Cost of Admission to the Museum $3; The Library has a $5 daily use fee.There is a Gift Shop on Site.The site is Not Handicap Accessible. Reference website: www.mbwm.org Mary Ball …

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The Thomas James Store

THE THOMAS JAMES STORE

The Thomas James Store is owned by the Mathews County Historical Society.  Built in 1820, it is one of the best-preserved early stores in the South.  One of Colonial Williamsburg’s senior architects noted, “We’d kill to have a building in this kind of condition in our Historic Area!”  Moved back about one hundred feet around …

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Steamboat Era Museum

STEAMBOAT ERA MUSEUM

http://www.steamboateramuseum.org/(804) 438-6888 The influence of steamboats was as important to the Northern Neck and towns along the entire Chesapeake Bay as rail was to any other small town across the country. The steamboats provided an economic lifeline. The cities of Norfolk and, more predominately, Baltimore acted as gateways to the world beyond. The cities provided …

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Stratford Hall

STRATFORD HALL

483 Great House RoadStratford, VA 22558 Open: March through December, 7 days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. January-March 1, weekends & holidays & special events only. Admission cost: Adults (12 yrs. and up): $10.00Adults (Groups of 20 or more, age 12 and up): $9.00Seniors (60 and up), AAA members: $9.00National Trust for Historic …

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Mathews Maritime Museum

MATHEWS MARITIME MUSEUM

442 Main StreetMathews, VA The Mathews Maritime Museum is owned and operated by the Mathews Maritime Foundation. 804-725-4444 In April, the Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, provided we have volunteers to operate.   Visitors can call ahead at the number above, to confirm opening or to arrange other times to visit. Mathews County has …

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Middlesex County Museum

MIDDLESEX COUNTY MUSEUM

777 Gen. Puller HighwaySaluda, VA 23149 Open year-round from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday.Free admission. Donations accepted.The museum has local history books for sale and resource books for the public’s use in the genealogy research center. Director: Holly J. M. Horton, President: Marilyn South804-758-3663http://www.middlesexmuseum.com/ As one of the oldest county museums in …

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