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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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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
Farming Life Fair
August 8 at 6pm: Music on the Lawn at Ker Place featuring big band style music & Farming Exhibit
August 9 at 10am: Panel Discussion
11am - 3pm: Farming Fair
Join the Historical Society in celebrating farming life on the Eastern Shore for this 2-day event. The event is based on a series of oral history recordings based Eastern Shore farming life in the 1930s and 40s, and kicks off on the Second Friday of August with the Exhibit Opening and Music on the Lawn. Saturday's festivities will include a myriad of displays to include a Panel Discussion, Ten Good Sheep, and much more. More information to come. This project is supported by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Explore Onancock Walking Tours
Saturdays through Labor Day at 10 am
Starting Location: Onancock Wharf
Join guide Andrea Benda in discovering the rich history of Onancock; from the first watermen and farmers, through wharves and wars, to scandalous pirates abound. Tours are $20 per person or $15 for ESVHS members. Tour is 1.5 hours, starts at the Onancock wharf, and ends at Ker Place (admission to Ker Place is included). Contact 757-787-7184 for more information.