HOURS: The Family HIstory and Research Center at The Old Jail will close for the winter at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19th and reopen 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017.Contact LaVonne,the historian, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange a visit during this time or for research questions.
VETERANS:We are working on a second edition of a book on New Kent Veterans. Please help us with any information you have - Veteran Info
The New Kent Historical Society
PO Box 24
New Kent, VA 23124
E-mail: email@example.comPhone: 804-510-3826
The New Kent Historical Society, based in the Old Jail at 12007 Courthouse Circle, collects, preserves and disseminates information relating to history, antiquities and literature of New Kent County, Virginia. It is organized for historic and educational purposes, and as a resource to the public, to include birth, marriage and death notices starting from the 1600s.
We are now collecting dues for 2017NKHS Membership
Visit our Bookstore at the Old Jail. All items in the bookstore are also available by mail.Bookstore Items
The next general meeting of the Society will be held in July 2017 at the New Kent County Administration Building. We will begin at 2:00 with refreshments, and the business meeting will begin at 2:30. Everyone is welcome.]
The Museum, housed in the historic 2-room schoolhouse at 11740 New Kent Highway, is open Saturdays 10:00 am - 2: pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments at other times. There are exhibits of farm equipment, toys and household items from the 1930s and 40s, and the Green vs the Board of Education case. Admission is free. We will be closed Saturday, May 27 for the Memorial Day weekend.
The Society is seeking historic family photos and documents to add to its collection for research and display. If you have photos or documents you are willing to share, we will scan them while you wait and you will take the orginals with you. Bring the photos to the Old Jail at 12007 Courthouse Way, New Kent any Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or any Saturday in April from 9:00 to noon.