Upcoming Events

The annual meeting of the Northumberland County Historical Society will take place at 10:30 a.m. on July 30th, 2022 at the Tavern Meeting Building. The morning session, after a short business meeting, will begin with Dr. Carl Lounsbury, and his presentation of “Court Day in Colonial Virginia.” His discussion will include what happened in and around the buildings at the courthouse in Heathsville during Court Days.  Images such as the early courthouse and Hughletts Tavern will be offered. Dr. Lounsbury received his doctorate in American studies from George Washington University and is an adjunct professor of history at William & Mary.  In addition to teaching he leads the National Institute of American Studies & Democracy’s Material Culture and Public History Program. He is an active consultant for preservation projects for museums, societies and state agencies throughout the South with a focus on public buildings, churches and houses of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Following the lunch break of boxed lunches served on-site at the TMB, Mr. Timothy Seaman, a well-known and popular acoustic soloist based in Williamsburg, will present “Virginia’s Blue Ridge Nature and Heritage in Music” at 1:30 p.m.  Mr. Seaman is returning for this year’s Annual meeting by popular demand from the membership. His musical talents include playing on the hammered dulcimer, bamboo or silver flute, the bowed psaltery, as well as vocal renditions.  His musical genre is his own self-styled blend of Appalachian, classical, Celtic and contemporary, and he introduces his selections with stories, details about his instruments, history, and humor.  He has recorded numerous CDs of his unique blend of music, and they will be on sale at the meeting.

This is just a reminder that the July 30 Annual Meeting of the Northumberland County Historical Society will be held at the Tavern Meeting Building at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville, VA. For more information and lunch reservations, please phone NCHS at (804) 580-8581 during normal business hours Wednesdays – Fridays from 9 AM to 4 PM (Contact person: Virginia Burgess) or email NCHS at nchsva1@gmail.com. Lunch reservations are due by July 15, 2022.