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

TVHS kicks off Fall Events

TVHS kicks off Fall with talk on life and times of Robert Carter III September 25, 2:30 at Jamestown Settlement     The fall season for TVHS will begin on September 25th at Jamestown Settlement where Robert Teagle, Education Director and Curator at Historic Christ Church, will discuss the life and times of one of the most fascinating men of … Read More

TVHSTVHS kicks off Fall Events

TVHS is One of the Sponsors of Public Archeology in Mathews

Public Archaeology is one area TVHS supports and sponsors.  We have been involved with and sponsors of suspected slave quarters digs in New Quarter Park in York County.  We are planning to participate in another dig there in the Fall.  Look for announcements in our Newsletter, on our Facebook page and of course, here on our website. We are very pleased to … Read More

TVHSTVHS is One of the Sponsors of Public Archeology in Mathews

Bus Tour to Surrey County Was Great

Despite a modest attendance (35), our bus trip to the south side of the James was a big success. We visited Historic St. Luke’s Church, the Isle Of Wight Historical Museum in Smithfield, Bacon’s Castle, and Smiths Fort – all with excellent guides. Lunch at the historic Smithfield Inn was outside, covered, with white table clothes and a regional specialty: fried green … Read More

TVHSBus Tour to Surrey County Was Great