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69 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
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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
Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Onancock, VA
2nd Movie Showing at the Roseland Theater
7:00 - 9:10
Second showing of the movie To Kill a Mockingbird at Roseland Theater .
At 9:15 Mary Badham will take questions and talk about the movie.
Students: $6/Adults: $12
Morning Session Option One
Teacher Session
10 - noon
The session, led by Michele Whitaker, will use materials created by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read to teach To Kill a Mockingbird. $10. Free to teachers & parents of homeschool students.
Morning Session Option Two
Book Club Sessions (3 options)
10 - 11:30
These informal book club-style groups will be led by Lenore Hart, Sheri Reynolds and David Lozell Martin, three authors of national reputation, and held in libraries of local homes. This session is open to individuals and to book club groups. Location addresses will be mailed upon registration. $10.
Lunch Reception at Ker Place
noon - 1:15
Dine in 1930s Eastern Shore Southern style.
Lunch with Scout
noon - 1:15
Dine in 1930s Eastern Shore Southern style with Mary Badham (Scout).
Panel Discussion
Onancock Baptist Church
1:30 - 2:30
Local historians and residents will discuss life on the Eastern Shore during the Jim Crow Era/ Great Depression. Moderator: B. Drummond Ayres Jr. (former New York Times correspondent and editor).

Panelists: Dennis Custis (historian), Kentoya Garcia (teacher and historian), and Jesse Poulson (retired teacher).
Afternoon Session One
1st Movie Showing at the Roseland Theater
3:00 - 5:00
First showing of the movie To Kill a Mockingbird at Roseland Theater; primarily for students but all are welcome.
At 5:00 Mary Badham will talk to audience after film.
Students: $6/Adults: $12/Chaperones: Free.
Afternoon Session Two
Readings from To Kill a Mockingbird
Ker Place
2:45 - 3:15
Local actors from Onancock's North Street Playhouse will give dramatic readings of passages from To Kill a Mockingbird. Free.
Below is the list of events and activities throughout the day. Choose the events you would like to attend. You must fill out a registration form if you're attending any part of the event, including free sessions. Online registration will close as of Friday, September 27, 10 a.m. Panel discussion, readings, and both movie showings still have seats available. All other sessions are FULL and CLOSED. Walk-ins will be allowed if seating is available after registered guests have been accommodated(fees collected at the door by cash and check made out to ESVHS only). If you have any questions, please contact us at
Book Signing
Ker Place
Mary Badham (Scout) will speak and autograph books and photographs. Attendance is Free but Mary does charge $20 to sign a photograph (which she supplies) or a book (which you will have to supply). If you want to order a copy of novel for Mary to sign, please call the Book Bin (757-787-7866). The Book Bin will have a booth at Ker Place and your book will be waiting for you at lunchtime on Saturday.
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