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Williamsburg Bus Trip

Who doesn’t love Williamsburg in the spring? Then don’t miss the bus Thursday, May 16!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 30. IF WE DON’T MEET NUMBERS BY THEN, TRIP WILL BE CANCELED.

With convenient stops in Oak Hall, Onley, and Cape Charles, a charter booked by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society will offer a light breakfast on the way to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Southern furniture among many other treasures. The exhibit “A Rich and Varied Culture” will be of particular focus as it highlights the diversity of art and antiques created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina Lowcountry, and the Backcountry between 1670 and 1840. Many of the objects have never before been exhibited to the public. After lunch at Blue Talon Bistro on Prince George Street, you’ll head off on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Collections and Conservation Building with curators and conservators from labs and storage regarding furniture, maps, paintings, drawings, and sculpture. We’ll depart for the Shore at 5 p.m. Book your seat now at shorehistory.org/ticketsales, or call 757-787-8012. Tickets are $140 for historical society members or $145 for not-yet-members.

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May 16, 2019, Bus Trip to Colonial Williamsburg

6 a.m. Pickup at PNC Bank, Oak Hall, Va.

6:30 a.m. Pickup at Four Corner Plaza, Onley, Va.

7:15 a.m. Pickup at Royal Farms, Cape Charles, Va.

Enjoy coffee and doughnuts en route!

9:30 a.m. Arrive at Colonial Williamsburg

10 a.m. Private tour of the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts

Museum featuring the John Custis maps currently

on display in “A Rich and Varied Culture” exhibit

11:30 a.m. Lunch at Blue Talon Bistro

1:30 p.m. Private, behind-the-scenes tour with curators and conservators from the paintings, furniture, maps, and materials analysis conservation labs

5 p.m. Depart for the Shore

Enjoy wine and nibbles on the return trip!

$140 for ESVHS members, $145 for not-yet-members. To register, visit shorehistory.org/ticketsales or call 757.787.8012.

Earlier Event: April 25
Lecture: The Investigation of Eyreville
Later Event: June 8
Annual Gala