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 — Autumn 2020

TVHS Observer Volume I Number II MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of the Tidewater Virginia Historical Society is to preserve and promote the heritageof Tidewater Virginia by serving as an advocate for historic knowledge, archeology preservationand our geographic and cultural heritage. The President’s MessageWe gaze out our window as the bright Autumn leaves slowly glide to the …

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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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