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

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Private Tour at Historic Jamestowne

Private Tour at Historic Jamestowne On Tuesday, March 29, TVHS  with Historic Jamestowne for an exclusive look into recent discoveries.  Archeologist Dr. William Kelso, renowned for his discovery of James Fort in 1994, will take TVHS guests on a private look into the identification of four 1608 Church graves. The tour will also include a special presentation by acclaimed historian, author, and … Read More

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Highlights of Public Archaeology at New Quarter Park

HIGHLIGHTS OF ARCHAEOLOGY FINDS FROM NEW QUARTER PARK Lecture and Film Sunday, March 13 Archeologists Dave Brown and Thane Harpole join TVHS this Spring to talk and share film highlighting some of the discoveries at the New Quarter Park dig site.  Dave and Thane, Fairfield Foundation Archeologists, have been making major archeological finds throughout the Tidewater area. TVHS has been delighted to work with … Read More

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Historic Plantations Tour

Following the lecture on October 25, TVHS will host a day bus trip visiting both Berkeley and Shirley Plantations. Included will be a private behind the scenes glimpse of the daily life of the historic figures who occupied these great mansions, as well as the great rooms and gardens they occupied. The trip leaving 9:30 a.m. from Target on Monticello … Read More

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Church and State in Colonial and Revolutionary Virginia

Robert Teagle narrates a lecture on early Virginia Church and State interfaces at Bruton Parish Hall on May 3, 2015. Established by law and supported by taxation, the Church of England was the official religion of colonial Virginia. Church life revolved around the parish, a geographical area that supported a minister and functioned as a unit of local government. All Virginians … Read More

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“Church and State in Colonial and Revolutionary Virginia”

Save the Date!! Established by law and supported by taxation, the Church of England was the official religion of colonial Virginia. Church life revolved around the parish, a geographical area that supported a minister and functioned as a unit of local government. All Virginians were members of one parish or another. Governed by a select group of 12 men known … Read More

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The Civil War Impact on Tidewater Virginia

John V. Quarstein is an award winning historian, preservationist, and author. John has served as the director of the Virginia War Museum since 1978. In addition to these duties, he oversees the management of the City of Newport News’ historic properties including Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, Young’s Mill, and the Newsome House as well as serving as the historical advisor for the Mariners’ Museum’s U.S.S. Monitor Center project. He has … Read More

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