Events & News


The Freedmen’s Bureau and US Colored Troops on the Virginia Peninsula

  • Saturday, February 10
  • Historic Endview
  • Included with regular museum admission

In honor of Black History Month, visit Historic Endview to learn more about the African American experience on the Virginia Peninsula during the Civil War. The day includes scheduled talks at 10:30 and 1:30 about local Black soldiers who joined the US Army to fight for their freedom. Presentations at 11:30 and 2:30 will explore the Freedmen’s Bureau, which was established to assist freed people after the Civil War and provided housing for some formerly enslaved families on the Endview property. In between presentations, participate in hands-on activities and pick up a map for our new driving tour, “The Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula: The African American Experience.”

Thank You for Your Service!!

  • Saturday, February 24, 3 – 5PM
  • Newsome House
  • Free admission

Join members of the Newsome House Museum Foundation Board as they express our community’s gratitude to the Newport News Police, Fire Department, and School Board. This program will include refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome.

J. Thomas Newsome and Huntington High School: Perspectives of a Shared Legacy

  • Monday, February 26, 5 – 6PM
  • Pearl Bailey Library
  • Free admission

Embark on a journey through local history with Newport News Public Library and the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center as they present a panel discussion about Huntington High School and J. Thomas Newsome, one of the school’s founders. This program serves as the perfect complement to Pearl Bailey Library’s new special exhibit about Huntington High School for Black History Month.


Tad Williams of the Newsome House will discuss Mr. Newsome’s educational leadership. Huntington High School alumni panelists will reflect on the legacy of the school, including Newsome’s values of community, leadership, education, and opportunity. Refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome.