Arts, Culture, and Humanities

PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY/Virginia Beach HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • Virginia Bch, VA
  • www.virginiahistory.org

Mission Statement

To encourage public awareness of and stimulate interest in the history of Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach; to involve the citizens of the community actively in the preservation and restoration of historic properties within the city; and to develop programs for the interpretation of the community's heritage and the stewardship of historic resources.

Main Programs

  1. Historic house tours of Upper Wolfsnare Plantation
  2. Speakers' Series
  3. Trips to historic areas of interest outside our city
Service Areas

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Virginia

Southeast Virginia, especially Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Norfolk.

ruling year

1965

President since 2016

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Barbara Henley

Vice-President since 2016

Self-reported

Lillie Gilbert

Keywords

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Historic house preservation, historic educational programs, public involvement

Also Known As

Princess Anne County/Virgina Beach Historical Society

EIN

54-6056545

 Number

0125414194

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Historic house tours of Upper Wolfsnare Plantation

Discuss the history of the 1759 house and its distinguished founder, Thomas Walke, III, his son Thomas Walke IV, and the other owners of the house and the place in history of these men and women.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

Program 2

Speakers' Series

Several topics in 2015 included The Virginia Pilots' Association History, The History and Mystery of Pleasure House Point, The African American Church in Princess Anne County.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Budget

Program 3

Trips to historic areas of interest outside our city

2016 trip to Chesapeake , VA to hear a talk about the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation and the significance of the battle that prompted the forming of this organization and its plans for the future.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$100

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Southeast Virginia, especially Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Norfolk.

Funding Needs

Operational: House maintenance, climate control, security, utilities = 7000 Programs: 1100 Fundraising, newsletter and advertising: 1100 Insurance:2000 Web Hosting: 100

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PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY/Virginia Beach HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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President

Barbara Henley

Vice-President

Lillie Gilbert

BIO

Mrs. Henley runs a small business in Virginia Beach and is currently a city council member. She coordinated and authored a book, Glimpses of Down County History: Southern Virginia Beach. A long-standing member of the Historical Society , Mrs. Henley served as president for several years before accepting this new term after the retirement of John Baillio in 2016.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"We welcome new and returning members and accept donations to our programming, general and building funds. We represent a small non-profit with BIG Challenge of maintaining a 1759-1761 manor house, complete with period furnishings. We have sponsored events for Native Americans, 18th Century fairs, reenactments of the signing of the Constitution, archaeology projects on the grounds, garden parties, oyster roasts, and sponsored at least 3 public talks every year, sometimes offering many more. We welcome any and all people ."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Barbara Henley

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