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The Historical Society's mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the Eastern Shore and to educate the community about its past through our collections.
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Onancock, VA 23417
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69 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
March - December
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: 757-787-8012
Fax: 757-787-4271
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
Serving You Since 1957
Eastern Shore Museum Heritage Trail
April 25, 2014
Celebrate the history and culture of the Eastern Shore with this one day only event. Museums up and down the Shore will be open on Friday, April 25 (the day before the Eastern Shore's Garden Tour) for you to see all the sights and sounds the Shore has to offer. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. To ensure a smooth visit, please call ahead to the museum(s) you plan to visit. For more information about the participating museums please visit
Lunch & Lecture: The State of the Collection
Wednesday, May 7. (11:30am-1pm)
Join us for our Lunch & Lecture Series as our Collection Manager, Ashley Oswald, distinguishes the differences between conservation and restoration, the ethical standards in the industry, and knowing when to say enough is enough. Specifically, she will address the journey the sword once owned by Governor Henry Wise will make before it returns to us for display. $20 for members. $25 for non- members.