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ORGANIZATION: Historic Endview

  • 16 people are interested
Endview Plantation
The historic house, one of the oldest in the City of Newport News was built in 1769.

Volunteer tour guides are needed to conduct tours of the historic house to visitors of all ages. Volunteers may also assist with special events including reenactments.

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About Historic Endview

Location:

362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603, US

Mission Statement

The Historic Services Division enhances quality of life for Newport News residents and visitors by interpreting and preserving the City’s historic resources, fostering community engagement, and connecting Newport News to the broader context of American history.

Description

Historic Endview interprets the house and grounds chiefly from the time of Dr. Humphrey Hardwood Curtis and his wife Maria’s residence from 1858 until Maria’s death in 1919. Themes touched on include Civil War history including occupation of the house, daily lives of Civil War soldiers, the 1622 settlement of the Harwood family on the land, mid-nineteenth century medical history, natural and botanical features on the property, slavery and emancipation, women’s and children’s roles before and after the Civil War, and technological innovations during Maria’s lifetime (1840-1919).

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

362 Yorktown RoadNewport News, VA 23603

(37.21132,-76.56875)
 

SKILLS

  • History

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum of one four hour session a month
  • Must have a basic knowledge of American history and be comfortable speaking to small groups.

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