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Welcome to the Tidewater Virginia Historical Society

Preserving and promoting the heritage of Tidewater Virginia by serving as an advocate for history, archaeology, preservation, and culture.

Events & Programs

Sept 21

Timberneck House Tour

We are kicking off the fall with a field trip to Timberneck House in historic Gloucester County. Built in the 1790’s and located in Machicomoco State Park this home is site of ongoing restoration efforts by The

Fairfeld Foundaton.

October 8

Speaking Event: 

The Jeffersons at Shadwell

Join us at the Hennage Auditorium on Sunday, October 8th. Susan Kern, architectural historian, will be speaking on the Jeffersons at Shadwell, Thomas Jefferson's birthplace.


November 16

Speaking Event: Christy Coleman

Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Christy S. Coleman, will be speaking on JYF plans for the Future and America 250th Celebration at Jamestown Settlement.


History is alive in Tidewater Virginia.

TVHS believes in supporting and emphasizing educational interpretation of historic sites and the unique contributions of the Tidewater area of Virginia to American history. We actively seek to partner with historians, archaeologists, educators, and other non-profits with synergistic interests to provide special lectures, guided tours, educational programs, and periodic social events.



We provide educational opportunities for our members through special programs, lectures, bus tours, and exposure to a variety of historic places in the Tidewater Virginia region.

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We support the preservation of Tidewater Virginia's rich history through giving financial contributions and raising awareness of historic sites and museums.

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We work to build relationships with historic properties and organizations in our community, bringing together people of all ages who share a love of history and want to learn more about Tidewater Virginia.

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We love our members. 

You can become a member of TVHS today! Learn more about membership cost and and benefits by clicking below.

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