Research

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King and Queen County was formed in 1691 and, although the county records were burned twice in its history, there is still an immense treasure of information from the colonial era on. Take a closer look.
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Genealogy

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There are many sources in the Archives, Library, Bulletins and Video Histories that may provide the clues to answer mysteries being explored.
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Exhibits

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Ten permanent exhibits cover the museum itself and the surrounding area. The visitor will experience the county's history through the eyes of its residents. There is also a room dedicated to exhibits that change every few years in order to bring new perspectives on county history. Exclusive online exhibits can also be found on this website.
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Plan A Visit

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A trip to the museum is well worth the effort. It is a gem located deep into a rural landscape that is both picturesque and interesting --- a destination that will be relaxing, informative, and entertaining.
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Membership

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Join the King and Queen Historical Society and support its efforts to preserve the county's history and the Tavern Museum it founded.
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Volunteer

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Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors, show the Museum and explain the Exhibits. The Museum is equipped with state-of-the-art touch screen monitors for self-guided tours.
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Researchers & Genealogists

Researchers will find an extensive collection of books on King and Queen County history and the families that lived here, supplemented by books on surrounding counties. An archive of portraits, pictures, letters, maps, copies of certain official records and artifacts provide an interesting mix to augment the formal written history of the county and its peoples.

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Latest News & Events

Fossil Presentation to K&Q 4th and 5th Grades
On April 6, 2017 Museum Council member Newell Randall gave a presentation on fossils in King and Queen County to
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First Grade Students Have Hands-on Experience
A custom visit for first grade students was provided on March 24, 2017 to the Lawson-Marriott class in the morning
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Civil War Presentation At County Elementary Schools
For the second year the Tavern Museum sponsored a presentation on the Civil War by Ms. Carol Lowry to the
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