Welcome to the Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center

The largest and best organized collection of material relating to the history, genealogy, and culture of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. 

Explore your cultural heritage.


Open by Appointment Only


Native American History Resources at the Heritage Center

Accomac, Onancock, Wachapreague – everyday we encounter place names that remind us...

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African American History on the Eastern Shore

Calvin L. Brickhouse: Committed to Our Community Jazmine Collins During Black History...

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Finding Aids at the Heritage Center, Accomack County Cemetery Finding Aids

Even in the midst of a pandemic, ESPL is able to connect...

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The Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center

The new Heritage Center will provide many services and benefits to the...

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Colored Voters Registrar, 1902-1950, Temperanceville

After a year of debate, Virginia passed a new state constitution that...

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The Invaluable Subject Catalog of Kirk Mariner

What does Tom Clancy’s famous novel The Hunt For Red October have...

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Women’s Suffrage in Accomack County

After just over 100 years of women’s suffrage, Heritage Center staff shared...

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Explore the history and heritage of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Any focus, any family, any field, the Heritage Center has something for your interest.

The ESVA Heritage Center helps families remember their heritage and create new memories with our Memory Lab and MakerSpace. 

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Experience the Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage Center in person.