Tag: History

Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson – The Office, a newly opened professional workspace in Belle Haven featuring open and private office space and high-speed internet, isn’t your average old building that has been repurposed and given a new lease on life. Originally opened as the Belle Haven Bank in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville Mayor Jim Sturgis is an all-around Eastern Shore original. His family history on the Shore dates back to the 1600s on both his father’s and mother’s side, and he was born in the Nassawadox hospital and raised in Eastville, where he still lives today. Sturgis’...
By Stefanie Jackson – What should happen to Northampton’s Confederate monument that stands on the historic courthouse green in Eastville, the county seat? The Confederate monument faces Eastville’s main street, Courthouse Road, as “a day-to-day reminder of some of the darker days of our history,” Bill Payne, of Cape Charles,...
By Carol Vaughn . An old railroad depot near Greenbackville that played a role in the first railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is in danger of being demolished. . Chincoteague Bay Field Station, a marine science education consortium in Wallops, has an agreement with the U. S. Department of Education to use federally...
By Carol Vaughn Anne Fenton Herdt, 89, of Accomac is celebrating this month — but it’s not about the holidays. Dec. 10 marked the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris — a document she called ‘the Magna...
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...