Tales from the Tavern - Winter 2012-2013

Leftwich Family Group Visits

In October, over 70 members of Ralph Leftwich's descendants came to King and Queen County to remember their forebears. The Museum provided a tour and copies of a map developed by researchers at the Museum showing the likely location of the original Leftwich patent. One of the Tavern docents coordinated a visit and lunch at nearby historic Mattaponi Baptist Church

Ivor Noel Hume Bottle Exhibit

The Ivor Noel Hume Bottle Collection is owned by Frank Hurst of Newington Plantation in King and Queen County and is on loan to the Museum for two years. A short video of Mr. Hume discussing his collection is available. In addition, artifacts from the Newington Plantation archaeological dig are on display.

Historical Society Meeting Features Taylor & Caldwell Cannery

At the 4th Qtr 2012 meeting of the King and Queen Historical Society, Page Owen McLemore and Ben Owen, IV, descendants of Mr. Taylor, shared the history of the Taylor & Caldwell Cannery, and related family stories and photos. Also, members of the community recounted their remembrances of working there.

Museum Sponsors Trip for Endowment Donors

On October 25th 29 donors to the King and Queen County Historical Society Endowment Fund and their guests ventured to historic Mount Airy and Menokin Plantations near Warsaw, Virginia. The trip was arranged by the King and Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum. At Mt. Airy they toured the house, the gardens and the family cemetery. At Menokin the director of the Menokin Exhibit gave a presentation on the history and preservation of the property and conducted a tour.

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