Northampton Historic Preservation Society

Enriching lives through the preservation of historical sites and culture.


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Stratton Manor Lecture on the Lawn - Oct. 18

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Annual NHPS Meeting Dec. 9, 2015

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The annual dinner meeting for the Northampton Historic Preservation Society was held December 9th at Cheriton, Virginia. The featured guest speaker, Dick (DeCourcy) McIntosh, gave a thought provoking presentation encompassing his life and experiences on the Eastern Shore and an ongoing current public debate that impacts historical preservation: the uses and potential misuses of history. He warned that one must be careful with history and that “historic preservation” should mean preserving history, real history, as well as historical buildings.

Holiday Dinner & Annual Meeting - December 9, 2014

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The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Northampton Historic Preservation Society was held on December 9th, 2014 at the Mimosa Barn in Cheriton, Virginia. Over 80 people participated in the festive holiday function.


After the dinner, catered by Amy B, the NHPS was pleased to welcome a very special guest speaker, David Brown, the EVP and Chief Preservation Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


David Brown spoke about how historic preservation is changing in the 21st century. Change can be seen in how people view preservation efforts individually as well as how a landmark might hold a place in a city’s memory. Landmarks are often imbued with meaning, memory and stories. He stated that preservation is about how we impact the relevance of people, how we affect the planet, and the challenge for preservation to represent all people.


The Annual Meeting was held first and resulted in the election of three new Board members: Mary Ann Rice, Nancy Holcomb and Renee Rice.

Eastern Shore Archaeology Day May 16th, 2015

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An Eastern Shore Public Archaeology Day was held May 16th at the historic Palace Theatre in Cape Charles. Speakers included representatives from James Madison University, the USDA Forest Service, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources among others. They covered such subjects as priority sites for research, the archaeology of watermen, and threats to archaeological resources to name a few. Attendees visited local historic sites that docents were on hand to interpret the sites and answer questions. Sites included the Barrier Islands Museum, Pear Valley Yeoman’s Cottage, Eyre Hall archaeological site, Eastville Court Green, and the Makemi Memorial .


Event was sponsored by: Archeological Society of Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Archaeological Consortium, Department of Historic Resources, USDA-Forest Service Passport in Time, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, James Madison University, Northampton Historic Preservation Society.

Annual Holiday Meeting Well Received - 12/10/13

Posted by NHPS on February 10, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Northampton Historic Preservation Society held their Holiday Dinner and Annual Meeting on December 10th at the Mimosa Farm Barn, Cheriton, Virginia. Special guest speakers were Dr. Michael Barber, State Archaeologist of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources, and Mike Madden, Forest Archaeologist, U.S. Forest Services. They provided informative insights about the recent archaeological dig at the Eastville Court Green and others on the Eastern Shore.

100th Year Celebration Held May 31, 2013

Posted by NHPS on November 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On May 31st, 2013, members and guests celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the founding of original Northampton County historic preservation organization.  Learn more about the founding organization by clicking on the "About Us" tab at the top of this page and scroll down to the story by Frances Latimer.

2013 Lecture on the Lawn at Pear Valley (Machipongo, VA)

Posted by NHPS on September 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

October 27, 2013

Special guest speaker, Louis Malon, Director of Preservation Services for Preservation Virginia,gave a presentation about Pear Valley, an exceptional example of a circa 1740 Yeoman’s Cottage,recently chosen as a National Historic Landmark.