Black History Matters: We Must Overcome
6:00 PM18:00

Black History Matters: We Must Overcome

Black History Matters: We Must Overcome

Join the Eastern Shore Historical Society at Ker Place on February 9th at 6:00 p.m. for the final installment of our trilogy in collaboration with Why,Yes! Consulting, LLC.  Black History Matters: We Must Overcome explores education, integration, and religion during the turbulent Civil Rights Era. Interpreters, performing throughout the home, will use songs, symbols and speeches to recreate race relations and confrontations of the mid 1960’s.

Tickets:      $10 for members & $15 for not-yet members.  Tickets can be purchased online through this website or at the door.

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The Dogwood Branch Consignment Shop Grand Opening
5:00 PM17:00

The Dogwood Branch Consignment Shop Grand Opening

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The Grand Opening Reception for the new ESVHS Consignment Shop will be held Friday, October 13 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the shop's North Street location: 4 North Street, Onancock.

Regular store hours will begin Saturday, October 14. 

Hours of Operation
Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Consignment Procedures
The ESVHS will be accepting consignments on Thursdays and Fridays beginning the week of September 11, 2017. We ask that if you have a large item, to please email a picture to

Items Now Accepting
Linens, quilts, jewelry, paintings, decorative items and furniture. Items will be consigned at a 60/40 split.

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Sears Lecture & Book Signing with Rosemary Thornton
6:00 PM18:00

Sears Lecture & Book Signing with Rosemary Thornton

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Rosemary Thornton, the country’s #1 authority on kit homes, has appeared on PBS’ History Detectives, A&E’s Biography, CBS’ Sunday Morning News, MSNBC, BBC Radio, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, L. A. Times, Dallas Morning News, USA TODAY, Old House Journal, American Bungalow, Blue Ridge Country and over 100 other publications! She’s also active in Amateur Radio!

Admission: FREE for Members, $5 for Not-Yet Members

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Annual Ker Art Festival/Music on the Lawn
to Sep 9

Annual Ker Art Festival/Music on the Lawn

**Calling all Artists, Photographers, and Fine Craftsmen**
ESVHS is looking for artists for our 2017 Ker Art Festival in September. This is a juried festival. Last year's vendors will be mailed/emailed information within the next couple of weeks.

If you're interested in being a vendor at this year's festival, please email Shannon Cousineau Gordon at

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Registration Letter
Registration Form

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Invitational Hooked Rug Show Exhibit Opening Reception
6:00 PM18:00

Invitational Hooked Rug Show Exhibit Opening Reception

The ESVHS presents an Invitational Hooked Rug Show Exhibit featuring work from local artists as well as artists from Georgia to Pennsylvania!

The exhibit opening reception will be held at Ker Place during Onancock's 2nd Friday's from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through July 28. The reception is Free and Open to the Public. There will be a Cash Bar. For more information, visit or call 757-787-8012.

There will be a rug hooking workshop July 17-20 at the Holy Trinity Episcopla Chuch 66 Market St Onancock, VA. For more information and to register, visit or call Michele Micarelli at 203-387-8690.

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Annual Gala at Historic Meadville
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Gala at Historic Meadville

Annual Benefit on the Lawn at

Historic Meadville 
Meadville, 24291 Meadville Lane, Onancock, Virginia

A fundraising event for the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society

Featuring music by the Tidewater Drive band

Attire: Smart Casual

Tickets may be purchased here

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital

Bill & Claudia Bagwell
Jane P. Batten
Carol & Butch Everett
Caleb & Lynne Fowler
Mr. & Mrs. L. Bruce Holland
Dr. Laura Kerbin & Mr. Rick Matthews
Leatherbury-Broach & Co. P.C.
Weichert Realtors/Accomack Title
Page & Tom Young

Drummond Ayres & Clare Salvaggio
Bay Creek
Eyre Baldwin
Delegate Robert S. Bloxom, Jr.
Brue Crow Antique Mall - Ellie & Len Cackowski
Book Bin
Canal Capital Management
Dawn & T. Lee Byrd
Chesapeake Investment Planning, LLC
Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty
Danny Doughty
Eastern Shore Events & Rentals
Greg & Patsy Felthousen
Ginsberg, Nottingham & Mapp
Fitzhugh Godwin
The Insurance Market, Inc.
David & Martha Johnson
Margaret MacKenzie
Katherine T. Mears
Mary McKenna - Merrill Lynch
Mitchell Custom Homes, Inc.
John Monroe & Karin Rush-Monroe
Mrs. Edwin H. Parkhurst, Jr.
Pep-Up, Inc.
Schatz & Pat Snyder
T & W Block
Ed & Amy Tankard
Rick Turner
Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas
Tyson Foods

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