Estate Art Exhibit and Sale!

On July 25-27 the Society will present an estate art exhibit featuring the works of Suffolk native Henry Rawles at the Suffolk Art Museum, 118 Bosley Avenue.

A members only reception will be held Friday, July 25th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The works will be open to the public for viewing and purchasing on Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event or donating, please contact Lynda Odom ( or Mary Austin Darden (

The water color shown on the right, "Dunes", is just one of the many pieces that will be shown.



Work Continues on the Phillips-Dawson House


Dining Room Before...

...and After. This tablescape by Ragged Robin was featured in the 2012 Candlelight Tour.


Renovations are continuing in the office and Reference Room through the spring and summer of 2014.


Another Sellout on the Annual Civil War Battlefield Tour!

This year, as in recent years, all the seats were booked in advance of the annual Civil War Battlefield Tour, held April 5. Each April, Kermit Hobbs leads two tours - a two hour morning tour and an three hour afternoon tour - of historic Civil War sites around Suffolk. Below are photos of this year's tour.




Back in Print: Suffolk in 1843, by Fillmore Norfleet

This book consists of letters from Archibald Allen of "Rose Hill" in Nansemond County toWilliam G. Driver. These describe the town of Suffolk in 1843. Copies are available at the Train Station for only $4.00.




Siege of Suffolk: The 150th Anniversary has been a big hit! If you don't have your copy yet, they are available at the Train Station and at Riddick's Folly.

The books are also available by mail order for $9.95 + $.50 tax* + $2.50 shipping, each. Make checks payable to SNHS. Please send your order to the address below. Sorry, no credit card orders by mail or by phone.

*Tax applies to Virginia residents only.


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