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

Isle of Wight and Surry Counties Bus Trip

You are invited to join TVHS on a new bus trip scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 visiting historic Isle of Wight and Surry Counties.  A visit to St. Luke’s Church and Bacon’s Castle, the Isle of Wight County Museum, and an outdoor lunch at historic Smithfield Inn will be part of the tour. After departing Target Monticello at 8:30 am, the trip will begin … Read More

TVHSIsle of Wight and Surry Counties Bus Trip

BUS TOUR May 24 — “Please Save The Date”

On Tuesday, May 24th TVHS will be visting Isle of Wight and Surry with a special lunch at the historic Smithfield Inn.  The trip includes tours of St. Lukes (the oldest Church in Tidewater),  Isle of Wight Court house, Bacons Castle (including gardens) and Smiths Fort (originally a John Rolfe property). The price and further details will soon be available.  … Read More

TVHSBUS TOUR May 24 — “Please Save The Date”

Great Tour at Historic Jamestowne

  Close to 70 of our members enjoyed a beautiful day at Historic Jamestowne, birthplace of America.   Special thanks to Dr. James Horn, President of Jamestowne Rediscovery Foundation and Dr. William Kelso, Director of Archaeology, Jamestowne Rediscovery for their presentations. Also to Mark Summer for the tour of the Archaearium and Willie Balderson, in character as a colonist, for interpreting daily … Read More

harryGreat Tour at Historic Jamestowne