Exhibit: Exploring the Tarot
Jul
8
Jul 29

Exhibit: Exploring the Tarot

Explore the fusion of the intricate beauty of textile art and the symbolism of the Tarot at the Historical Society's newest temporary exhibit, Exploring the Tarot. Visit the opening reception during the 2nd Friday Art Stroll in Onancock, Friday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public with a Cash Bar. 

The exhibit is a creative project of highly respected rug hookers, Michele Micarelli and Loretta Scena, both certified through the National Guild of Pearl K. McGowan Hookrafters. Michele and Loretta invited 23 artists from across the US and Canada, including local esteemed rug hooking artist and certified rug hooking instructor Lynne Fowler, to interpret a card in the Major Arcana. 

Rug Hooking workshops will also be available July 11-14. To register, contact Michele through her website. Click here for more information about the symbolism behind each rug in the exhibit.

History Camp: Advanced Spy Camp & Nature Detective Camp
Aug
8
Aug 12

History Camp: Advanced Spy Camp & Nature Detective Camp

  • Ker Place

Monday - Friday, August 8 - 12, 2016
9:00 - 4:00
Ages 9 - 13

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society and the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District are offering an advanced camp in early American espionage tactics and cracking Nature's codes. Campers will create advanced codes, complete reconnaissance assignments, master the art of disguise and learn to travel behind enemy lines. All the while, they will broaden their observation skills and look more closely at the world around them to discover nature’s mysteries. Campers will learn to identify a variety of animal tracks, birds and trees as well as mastering solar cooking techniques. The week culminates in the completion of a mission and a grand scavenger hunt.

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History Camp: 19th Century Kids
Jul
18
Jul 22

History Camp: 19th Century Kids

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MONDAY - FRIDAY, July 18 - 22, 2016
9:00 - 1:00
AGES 8 - 11

Campers ages 7-11 will be transported to a time when young people took an active part in keeping the family home and business going strong. A number of household items will be created and campers will learn how early Americans bartered for goods, traveled around the Shore, and entertained themselves.

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History Camp: Little Crafters
Jun
20
Jun 24

History Camp: Little Crafters

  • Ker Place

MONDAY - FRIDAY, June 20 - 24, 2016
9:00 - 12:00
AGES 4 - 7

Little Crafters offers our youngest campers ages 3-6 the opportunity to make bread, cakes, toys and play games just like their 18th and 19th century contemporaries did.  Campers also will create and play an “old time” musical instrument. 

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Stronger Than Steel: Museum Exhibit
Mar
7
Jul 2

Stronger Than Steel: Museum Exhibit

  • Ker Place

On the eve of the Civil War, ten women on Virginia’s Eastern Shore lived different lives. They were Shorewomen whose stories endure through documents and artifacts. Their journeys over the course of four life-changing years, reveal a level of determination, faith and resolve that proved Stronger Than Steel.

Exhibit will be up through June 2016. Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Printing & Mounting of the Stronger than Steel exhibit sponsored by: Chesapeake Outdoor