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Upcoming Events

General Meeting

Sunday, October 8, 2023     2:30 P.M.

Courthouse Community United Methodist Church, in the family life center

2708 Princess Anne Road, just west of the Municipal Center


The historic Princess Anne courthouse at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, the sixth and last in the County's history, was completed for occupancy in 1823. This year the City is recognizing the 200th anniversary, and the Society will acknowledge the bicentennial by reflecting on the contentious site selection process, alterations in the building's appearance over time, its function as a gathering place, and life in the village that grew around it.

Speakers will be:

Virginia Beach Commissioner of the Revenue Phillip Kellam

City Historic Preservation Planner Mark Reed

 Society board member Stephen Mansfield.

Second Saturdays 2023

Writing with a Quill Pen

Some of the Programs Hosted by the PAC/VB Historical Society Over the Years

  • Virginia Beach History through Postcards

  • Skirmish at James Plantation

  • Jefferson's Paradox", by Dr. Timothy O'Rourk

  • The History of the Lesner Bridge

  • The architectural dig at Upper Wolfsnare, by Dr. Norma Barka

  •  Archeology at Jamestown, by William Kelso

  •  The preservation Alliance of Virginia, by David Brown

  •  The Story of Cape Henry, by Dr. Robert Albertson

  •  The contribution of George Mason, by Dr. Robert Hawkes

  •  The Restoration of Pleasant Hall, by Neal Kellam

  •  A Personal Diary of the Wilson Administration, by Nancy Lloyd Arthur

  •  Princess Anne County Foods, by Mary Reid Barrow

  •  Camp Ashby, by Harold Heischober

  •  The CCC in Princess Anne County

  • Union Kempsville Museum Tour

  •  The Centennial of the Munden Point Railroad

  •  The Pleasant Ridge School, by Dr. Lin Logan

  •  Dating Historical Buildings, by Mary Ruffin Hanbury

  •  The Contribution of Women's Organizations in Princess Anne County

  •  The Centennial of Telephone Service in Princess Anne County

  •  Princess Anne County After the Civil War, by Dr. Tommy Bogger

  •  Recreation of an 18th Century Election, held at Upper Wolfsnare

  •  The 1963 Merger, by Barbara Henley

  •  The Centennial of Municipal Government in Virginia Beach

  •  1904 Efforts at Auto Racing Along Virginia Beach

  • Knotts Island Indian Artifacts

  • Virginia Beach Airport Museum Tour

  • "Eye Witness to History" , World War II, by Anne Henry

  • 150 Years of Princess Anne County Public Education

  • "Too Much History", by journalist Paul Clancy

  • "How are we Teaching History", by Lannah Hughes

  • The Influence of Currituck Inlet on Princess Anne County

  • African-American Churches in Princess Anne County

  • Grover Cleveland, the President Who Loved Back Bay

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