Stronger Than Steel: Museum Exhibit
Mar
7
Jul 3

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

Annual Benefit
Jun
11
6:00 pm18:00

Annual Benefit

  • Shepherd's Plain

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society invites you to join us at our Annual Benefit and Silent Auction, June 11, 2016, at Shepherd's Plain in Pungoteague, Virginia. Catering by Sweetwater Cuisine. Enjoy cocktails and dancing under the starts to the live music of Herbie D and the Dangermen

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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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History Camp: 19th Century Kids
Jul
18
Jul 22

History Camp: 19th Century Kids

  • Ker Place

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: 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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Stronger than Steel: Performance Reception
May
20
6:30 pm18:30

Stronger than Steel: Performance Reception

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.

The ESVA Historical Society proudly presents, in conjunction with The North Street Playhouse, the Kellee Green Blake production: Stronger than Steel.

Join us for a reception at Ker Place, Friday, May 20 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

  • A meet and greet with Historian Kellee Green Blake!
  • An opportunity to view the exhibit prior to the performance to learn the background histories of each of the ten women
  • New Stronger than Steel exhibit artifacts will be on display!
  • Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
The North Street Playhouse
Chesapeake Outdoor

Bus Trip to Mount Vernon's Gardens and Groves Exhibit
May
10
6:00 am06:00

Bus Trip to Mount Vernon's Gardens and Groves Exhibit

Please Note: The Bus Trip will take place, Tuesday, May 10. 

Venture to George Washington’s Mount Vernon with the Historical Society as we explore the new exhibit, Gardens & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon

Gardens & Groves is the first museum exhibition to focus specifically on Washington’s landmark achievements as a landscape designer combining rarely-seen original documents, artworks, and books with period garden tools, gorgeous landscape photography, and a stunning scale model of the Mount Vernon estate. The exhibit also tells the stories of the men and women, both hired and enslaved, who created and maintained George Washington’s gardens.

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The End of an Era: Top Ten Moments of the Civil War on the Eastern Shore
Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

The End of an Era: Top Ten Moments of the Civil War on the Eastern Shore

  • Onancock Baptist Church

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society will host, The End of an Era: Top Ten Moments of the Civil War on the Eastern Shore at the Onancock Baptist Church. (Click on the event for more information.)

Moderator: 
Paul Levengood, President and CEO, Virginia Historical Society

Historians:
Kellee Blake
The Honorable, Samuel Cooper
Dennis Custis
Dr. Kirk Mariner
Jerry Doughty

Admission
Members: Free
Not-Yet Members: $5

Sponsored by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Printing & Mounting Sponsored by: Chesapeake Outdoor

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The Fight of Their Lives: Finding the Stories of Civil War Women
Apr
8
11:00 am11:00

The Fight of Their Lives: Finding the Stories of Civil War Women

  • Ker Place

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society as part of our Lunch & Lecture series presents, The Fight of Their Lives: Finding the Stories of Civil War Women presented by noted Civil War historian Kellee Green Blake at Ker Place. Click on the event for more information.

Sponsored by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

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

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