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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Coming Soon ~ Tour of Historic Northern Neck

Please join us on March 26 for a tour of seldom seen historic sites in the Northern Neck. Guest lecturer and tour guide, Ed White, will help us explore and understand these sites and their historic importance. Look for more information on February 15, 2015.  Visit pnnmp.com for more information.

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TVHS Spring Lecture Series

Guest lecturer, Ed White, University of Virginia law graduate, and former State Assistant Attorney General joins us to enlighten us about Virginia’s Northern Neck. Virginia’s Northern Neck is the birthplace of George Washington and Robert E Lee, home to Francis Lightfoot Lee and Richard Henry Lee, and the site of such icons of early colonial architecture as Mount Airy, and Stratford Hall.  Ed White, … Read More

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Thomas W. Badger and the sinking of the Central America

Excerpt from: Letters Home of Gold Fields and Lost Ships: Correspondence from Thomas W. Badger and Thomas N. Badger to Relatives on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 1863 – 1953 by Curtis J. Badger and Lynn M. Badger Published by: Salt Water Media When visiting family back home in Virginia, Thomas would take a ship from Oakland to Panama, cross the isthmus … Read More

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