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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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PO Box 179
69 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
Mon-Fri 9:00 - 5:00
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Ker Place
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
Explore Onancock Walking Tours
Saturdays through Labor Day at 10 am
Starting Location: Onancock Wharf
Contact 757-787-7184 for more information.
Plan Your Trip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia
Festival of the Arts at Ker Place
September 12 & 13, 2014
Celebrate the arts in historic style with the Eastern Shore Artisans Guild and the Eastern Shore Art League at Ker Place.
Graham Arader Map Event
Living a Modern Life with History
Friday, October 17. (6 PM) Cocktail reception & Exhibit Preview & dinner after
Saturday, October 18. (9AM- 3PM) Exhibit, lectures & appraisal a la carte.
Purchase your tickets now on-line.
Lunch & Lecture: Landmark Trees of Onancock
September 10. (11:30 AM- 1 PM)
Walk. Talk. Repast. Join us at Ker Place as Onancock Tree Board President, Bill Burnham, points out the significant trees living among us. Come prepared to walk casually for 45 minutes and enjoy lunch at Ker Place afterwards. $20 for members. $25 for non- members. Purchase Tickets On-Line.