Tag: History

By Stefanie Jackson – This week, news publications across the country observed Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, as the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America, suggesting the date marks the beginning of African American history. But that’s “not true,” said Ava Wise, a United Nations delegate from...
By Martha Wessells Steger -- The newest exhibition at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, “New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond,” reaches across the Chesapeake Bay to Virginia’s Eastern Shore with at least three personal connections. By way of background, think back fewer than 50 years ago, when only one in...
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The Samuel D. Outlaw Blacksmith Shop Memorial Museum opened May 4 during the 2019 Eastern Shore House and Garden Tour to give a sneak peek of the museum and its artifacts.
By Martha Wessells Steger Special to the Eastern Shore Post It’s been a long time coming, but Virginia women in history are getting recognition with the Virginia Women’s Monument on Capitol Square in downtown Richmond. Two Eastern Shore women — Dr. Susie May Ames and Anne Makemie Holden — are among...
By Arthur King Fisher Special to the Eastern Shore Post In 1991 this writer interviewed his two elderly cousins, Virginia Carmine and Josephine Metcalf, both of Onancock, concerning their recollection of hog killings on the Eastern Shore during their youth, which were the years immediately following World War I. Adults would get...
By Connie Morrison -- An idea seeded at a Black History Month program at Ker Place in 2017 will bear fruit tonight as the Mary N. Smith Alumni Association, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, and local African Methodist Episcopal church choirs join forces to present “A Celebration of...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Rosenwald School Restoration Initiative, a local nonprofit organization, purchased the historic African-American elementary school last month after nearly a decade of fundraising, and it is ready to restore the structure and give it back to the community. The school located on Old Cape Charles...
Story and Photo by Connie MorrisonThe Eastern Shore Watermen’s Museum and Research Center in Onancock is about ready to reopen after being closed for almost a year. The museum opened in 2013, and even then museum director Paul Ewell knew he had more exhibits than space. “Watermen...