Upcoming Events

Nan Harvey’s Presentation From S. Anthony-Tolbert

The fall presentation at the Northumberland County Historical Society will take the audience back more than 350 years.  You are cordially invited to learn about David Lindsay, one of the early settlers of the County.  Ms. Nan Harvey will present: “David Lindsay, 1603-1667 of the Mount, Fife, Scotland and Northumberland County, Virginia.” The meeting begins at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Ms. Harvey, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, earned a B.A. in Art from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia and a Masters in Architecture from Virginia Tech.  These skills enabled Nan to pursue her passion which was renovating historic homes. She did this very successfully in Baltimore, Maryland.  In this regard, she founded a company, “Building Consultants, Inc.”  After retiring in 2006, she moved to the Northern Neck and has lived since then in Kilmarnock in a home she renovated.

Nan began her work on her family’s history when her father presented her with extensive data on their ancestor, Robert Lindsay. This Lindsay had immigrated to Northumberland County from Scotland in 1652. Her book, “A History Not Past” is based on information about Robert and his guardian, David Lindsay.  Details of the lives of both these men will be discussed. However, David Lindsay, who died in Northumberland County on April 3, 1667, will be the focus of her presentation.  Nan and her siblings are working diligently to restore David Lindsay’s tomb which is certainly a historical treasure. Some details of that process will also be discussed.

After enjoying, Nan’s presentation, audience members are encouraged to visit the World War I Exhibit in the research area of the Society. Memorabilia and artifacts have been beautifully arranged by Mr. Scott McGuire, Vice President. This year marks the continued centennial of U.S. involvement in that war. With this exhibit, the Society hopes to honor those who sacrificed so much. Books on World War I will be on sale to benefit the Society after the presentation.

The October meeting will be held at the Society’s Ball Memorial Museum and Library, at 86 Back Street in Heathsville.  It is open to the public.  Admission is free. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. We very much look forward to seeing you, your family and friends on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, phone 580-8581 between 9 a.m. and  4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.