On Tuesday, April 10, TVHS will host a very special trip to Historic Lee Hall in Newport News, whose history and illustrious name is an important part of the early history of Tidewater Virginia.
The trip will include a lecture and guided tour by John V. Quarstein, a renowned and noted author on the Civil War. He holds many awards for his works.
The morning will highlight two stops:
(1) Endview Plantation, built in 1769 by William Harwood and served as a Confederate Hospital during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. (2) Historic Lee Hall Mansion, constructed c.1858 by Richard Decanter Lee and where Confederate generals executed the brilliant defense of the Yorktown-Warwick River Line during the 1862 Peninsular Campaign.
Lunch will be served at the Historic Boxwood Inn (the Curtis House) which is not open to the public.
After lunch we will visit the Lee Hall Depot and Warwick Court House, built in 1884 and is the oldest Court House in the region. Lee Hall Depot, built in 1881 as part of the Chesapeake Ohio Railroad into the Peninsula.
The tour bus will depart from Target at the Marquis Shopping Center
promptly at 9 a.m. SHARP so participants are requested to arrive no later than 8:45 am for check-in.
The bus will return about 4:00 pm.
Reservations are required and space is limited.
Contact: Jane Medlin-Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-258-5587 to make your reservations.
The all-inclusive cost per person is $50 for TVHS members.
Guests and non-members $60.
Send your check and contact info, plus cell number for last minute changes to
TVHS, Post Office Box 427, Williamsburg , Va. 23187