Permanent Exhibits


Log Canoe Annie C.

This 1904 log canoe is instrumental in interpreting the Eastern Shore waterman's history. The Annie C. has been a part of the Society's collection since 1995. This oyster boat, built by hand using an adze in 1904 from five pine logs cut down in Sanford, Virginia traversed the Chesapeake Bay until the 1960's as a working clam and oyster boat.

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Silver Collection

Come see the Society's entire silver collection now on display. This collection of pieces ranges from punch bowls and cups to a hailing trumpet.



Cropper/Wise Room

This exhibits features valuables from General John Cropper and Governor Henry Wise, such as swords, cannon balls and more. These gentlemen are two of the Shore's most notable residents.



Ker Place Herb and Kitchen Garden

This delightful venue, The Ker Place Herb and Kitchen Garden, was created in 2004 by, and is maintained by, the Master Gardeners of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Visitors will learn how various herbs were used for both culinary and medical purposes from the 19th century to present.