The Historic Services Division is part of the City of Newport News Parks & Recreation Department. Our staff serve as stewards of City-owned historic structures, historic sites and landscapes, archaeological resources, artifacts, and collections.
We look to these buildings, sites, and objects as well as other many historical records to interpret the history of Tsenacommacah, Warwick County, Newport News, and Virginia. As new sources and methods of studying history emerge, our understanding of the past evolves. What remains constant is our belief that we must study the experiences of generations that lived before us in order to forge a better future for everyone.
The Historic Services Division of the Parks & Recreation Department enhances quality of life for Newport News residents and visitors by interpreting and preserving the City’s historic resources, fostering community engagement, and connecting Newport News to the broader context of American history through museum exhibits, programs, and special events.