TVHS’ Spring Lecture Series Continues on Sunday, March 12

TVHS’ Spring Lecture Series Continues with Historic Lancaster County Talk and Trip Sunday, March 12 and Wednesday, April 5   TVHS continues its preview talk and trip format with a lecture on historic Lancaster County at 3p.m., Sunday March 12 at the Jamestown Settlement. The talk will serve as an insightful preview into the sites that will be explored, first-hand, in the … Read More

TVHSTVHS’ Spring Lecture Series Continues on Sunday, March 12

TVHS’ Spring Lectures Begin with Dr. Carl Lounsbury

TVHS’ Spring Lectures Begin with Dr. Carl Lounsbury Sunday, February 12   TVHS will kick off its spring programming with a talk by renowned architectural historian, Dr. Carl Lounsbury on Sunday, February 12, at 3p.m. in the Colonial Williamsburg Bruton Heights Lane Auditorium at 301 First Street. Dr. Lounsbury will discuss The Chesapeake House, a comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and … Read More

TVHSTVHS’ Spring Lectures Begin with Dr. Carl Lounsbury

Happy Holidays

Members and Friends of TVHS, As we enter this holiday season, we’d like to take this opportunity to look back on our third year. From a fascinating talk about Tidewater’s oldest seafood staple,  “The Oyster”, to a beautiful fall trip to Virginia’s Eastern Shore, TVHS enjoyed another strong year of trips and lectures to our region’s colorful history. The events began in … Read More

TVHSHappy Holidays

A Wonderful Trip to the Eastern Shore

Our first bus tour to the Eastern Shore was a great success. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed visiting Eyre Hall in Cheriton. There is not enough space here to describe this wonderful home but the link below is a great reference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyre_Hall We extend special thanks to H. Furlong Baldwin, the current owner of Eyre Hall for opening his private residence to … Read More

TVHSA Wonderful Trip to the Eastern Shore

Update and Important CHANGE to the Eastern Shore Bus Tour

For those of you confirmed to be on the October 19 Bus Tour to the Eastern Shore…. We will be leaving the MARQUIS SHOPPING  CENTER at 8:00am (not 8:30a as previously communicated). The bus will be in front of the JC Penny location.  There is ample parking available. Our estimated arrival time back to the parking lot is 5:00pm. Lunch … Read More

TVHSUpdate and Important CHANGE to the Eastern Shore Bus Tour

Our Sunday October 9 Lecture is now CANCELLED

Due to anticipated high winds on the Bay Bridge and Tunnel from hurricane Matthew, we must cancel our Sunday lecture.    Field Trip on October 18 is still ON;  a few seats still left! Field Trip cost is $65. Mail checks to: TVHS PO Box 427 Williamsburg, VA  23187

TVHSOur Sunday October 9 Lecture is now CANCELLED

Fall Trip to Historic Eastern Shore — Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A bus trip to Northhampton County, Eastern Shore  on Tuesday, October 18 will explore several historic gems.  The bus will depart 8:30 a.m. from the Target at Marquis Shopping Center, travelling over the Bay Bridge andTunnel to Northhampton County. The tour will begin with a private tour of a home not usually open to the public – Eyre Hall.  First occupied … Read More

TVHSFall Trip to Historic Eastern Shore — Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Field Trip Lecture Highlighting the Eastern Shore

Sunday, October 9, TVHS will host Nan Bennett, former chair of the Eastern Shore APVA Preservation Virginia Branch and now a board member of the Northhampton Historical Preservation Society, and Randy Stuart, a retired teacher and historian who will talk about the many historical sites and architectural gems in Northhampton County. These will include Eyre Hall, the Eastville Green – … Read More

TVHSOctober Field Trip Lecture Highlighting the Eastern Shore

DAR Presentation of the Community Service Award 2016 to TVHS on 24-September

Below is the presentation made by DAR Regent Virginia Lee on 24-September: Community Service Award 2016 Tidewater Virginia Historical Society Successor to the 125 year old Colonial Capitol Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) Tidewater Virginia Historical Society (TVHS) was formed to promote and advocate for the Tidewater region’s unique history. A group of long-time … Read More

TVHSDAR Presentation of the Community Service Award 2016 to TVHS on 24-September

Comments from our TVHS President about the Robert C. Carter talk and the DAR presentation

About 65 loyal supporters turned out to hear a comprehensive talk on the life and times of Robert C Carter III by Robert Teagle.  Several Carter descendants were in attendance. The highlight was a special presentation to TVHS – the Community Service Award – by former board member Virginia Lee,  now Regent of the 300 member Williamsburg DAR chapter.  She … Read More

TVHSComments from our TVHS President about the Robert C. Carter talk and the DAR presentation