Princess Anne Historical Society
Celebrating Our History, Our City, Our County
Members of the PAC/VBHS at the 40th Anniversary Celebration Picture of newpaper clippings of Pembroke Manor Nimmo Church Upper Wolfsnare Confederate Soldier Statue at Virginia Beach Courthouse
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Welcome to the official web site of the
Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society

 

STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT PROGRAM in 2019

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UPPER WOLFSNARE
Will Be OPEN FOR TOURS
SUMMER of 2019

 

Upper Wolfsnare

 

Help us keep this Historic House with a donation to our building repairs fund!
 

The John Baillio Upper Wolfsnare Memorial Fund

 

In June, 2018 the members of the historical society voted to establish a fund to meet the growing needs of the house the historical society owns, Upper Wolfsnare. With the untimely passing of our previous president, John Bailio, the members decided unanimously to name the project the John Baillio Upper Wolfsnare Memorial Fund.

 

Over the past few months, through consulting with an historical conservationist and other experts, lists of improvements and repairs have been written and prioritized. Our 1759 house and grounds need a lot of work. Phase one requires $12,000 for various immediate repairs. Phase two will be around $30,000 for a new HVAC system.

 

Please remember that the society receives no donation money from any source other than our members, our house tours and our books. We will be looking into various grants to help, but we need your help right away so we can begin.

 

Let’s keep this house intact as a reminder of our local roots.

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Please consider honoring the legacies of Princess Anne County,  Virginia Beach and

John Baillio by sending your contribution  today. Any amount helps!

 

Click Here for a PDF donation letter

Thank you so much for your gift.

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UPPER WOLFSNARE
OPEN FOR TOURS SUMMER of 2019

WEDNESDAYS in JULY and AUGUST from noon - 4 PM

Admission

$5.00 for Adults
$4.00 Seniors
$3.00 for Students through High School

DIRECTIONS

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Upper Wolfsnare Etching  

The Historical Society owns & operates  Upper Wolfsnare 

2040 Potters Road - Virginia Beach, VA  23451
The house was built by Thomas Walke (III) in 1759

 The Historical Society provides the sole support for maintanence and restoration
of the Upper Wolfsnare house.  Donations to the Society are always welcome!

for more information email us at webmaster@virginiabeachhistory.org
or call
(757) 491-3490

 

 

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas
&
HAPPY NEW YEAR

from the PACVB Historical Society at Upper Wolfsnare



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For Thoroughgood, Lynnhaven or Francis Land Houses
visit the Virginia Beach Museum's website
www.museumsvb.org.

Department of Museums
3131 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 385-5100

For Ferry Plantation House visit: http://ferryplantation.org

LOCAL HISTORY BOOK FOR SALE

PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY &
VIRGINIA BEACH

A PICTORIAL HISTORY

by Dr. Stephen Mansfield
PACVBHS Historian & Archivist at Virginia Wesleyan College

Princess Anne County / Virginia Beach by Dr. Stephen S. Mansfield - bookcover

A wonderful, well researched book
on our local history!!


ORDER IT TODAY!!!
Mail in Order Form

 

Visit our Historic Places link for more information about these houses and other local history. 

Discover something unique about your neighborhood, read articles about local history, and the historic houses, museums, and other historic places in Virginia Beach.


Find some
links to archives, research and activities of other public and non-profit history groups
in our City and Tell Us Your Story by participating in our Community Roots project .
Send us some memories, photos and local lore you want to share.    

 

You can explore a timeline of Virginia Beach history, watch for monthly historical facts
or visit our
'gift shop' and support the Society by purchasing
Princess Anne County/ Virginia Beach, A Pictorial History, by Dr. Stephen Mansfield,
an historical publication available only through the Historical Society.   

 

Become a Member!! - Membership Application PDF Form

PAC/VB Historical Society Board of Directors...

 

LOCAL HISTORY BOOK FOR SALE

Vintage North End Virginia Beach - An Illustrated History

By Ann Handbury Callis and Danna Cullen
Photo Editor Chris Crumley
Published in 2012

Ann Callis is currently a PACVBHS Board member

  Vintage North End Virginia Beach

Available Locally at
Taylor's Do-it Center Hilltop, Beach Gallery, Taste Unlimited, Baker's Jewelry, Bikini Hut
and online at Amazon & Barnes & Noble

LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS FOR SALE
Books by Historical Society Member Walter A. Whitehurst

Pungo Tales cover

   Walt Whitehurst, a member of the Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society, has written a book entitled Pungo Tales (Headlight Press, Statesboro, GA, 2011). Walt left Pungo in 1951 to attend college, and later served as a missionary in Chile and as a pastor in Virginia. He returned to Pungo in 1999 to find many of his childhood friends still here. As they reminisced about the early years in Princess Anne County, Walt decided to write down many of their stories to preserve for future generations these anecdotes about days gone by.

Pungo Tales 2

 

The books are available from the author.
Call Walt at (757) 426-0230 or email 
WaltPungo@aol.com,
or Walter A. Whitehurst, 1761 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

SEE PHOTOS FROM
The Boardwalk History Fair
April 28, 2007
Boardwalk History Fair 



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Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society

2040 Potters Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

Contact us at webmaster@virginiabeachhistory.org or (757) 491-3490

http://www.virginiabeachhistory.org

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