Hill on the Virginia Peninsula
was our first effort at writing a book about Fox Hill.
The first printing was 900 copies and was sold in less than a month.
The second printing is now available and can be purchase directly from us
or at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com or Books-A-Million. Contact one of the
officers (at the bottom of this newsletter) to get your copy for $19.99.
hope to continue the success of the first book with follow up books on Fox Hill
Veterans, a cook book and a second book, tentatively named Fox Hill on the
Virginia Peninsula Revisited. Please
don’t be left out, submit your pictures (with captions) to one of the
is a non-profit organization. Tax-deductible
memorial donations can now be made in honor of your loved ones. Contributions
will help with the purchase of our center.
Please make checks out to FHHS and mail to Katie Arredondo, 208 Beach
Road, Hampton, Va. 23664.
are still working on getting our own building.
This is one of the reasons for fund raising.
For monetary donations we would like to have a plaque with names of
contributors posted in our Fox Hill Historical Society Home.
ü We were asked the by Hampton History Museum to host their April meeting which was a roaring success. We had members from the society who have been around for some time answering questions from the audience. Seems that our pound boat is still a big topic. Lots of questions were asked on pound net fishing and the pound boat itself. We were asked to participate in a book signing during April.
can find some of the highlights of our accomplishments at www.foxhill.us.
There are pictures as well as information on other Fox Hill Clubs.
Annual) Fox Hill Opry was held on March 25 at Frances Asbury School.
This was another one of our efforts to raise funds for the operation of
our own building. It was very
successful and one group even picked up an agent.
We are looking forward to a yearly production.
We are always looking for new performers, so give us a call if you are
interested in helping with production, performing or participating.
ü Fox Hill Days on May 8 was a great success. Everyone enjoyed either sitting on their porches or standing on the side of the road and seeing the parade coming down Beach Road. The parade was longer this year and ended at Hall Woods. Everyone came back to Asbury where entertainment, craft booths and food was enjoyed by all who attended. Our Fox Hill Historical Society booth had several items for sale which included, Fox Hill on the Virginia Peninsula, Charles Elliott's Fox Hill It's People and Places, canvas bags, Christmas Balls with First Church picture, T-shirts, hats, pictures, Fox Hill, the Beginning and Before the Beginning, The Clark Farm House, etc.
October 9, 2004.
Remember the old Fox Hill Festivals - well we do.
Come celebrate our third Birthday Party with music, dance, crafts, food
and fun for all. Storytelling, meet
Granny Wyatt and other Fox Hill folk. Come
help us plan this event. Reserve your craft or food booth by calling one of the
City of Hampton has given $35,000 towards the purchase of a 117th
Militia Rifle that was used in the War of 1812 up through the Civil War.
This Rifle is on display at the Hampton History museum.
At our last meeting a vote was taken by members present and we are
pleased to tell you that we have donated $200.00 towards the purchase of this
rifle. Our name and will be among
those who help purchase this $65,000 rifle.
for our second Arcadia Book.
for our Veterans Book – veterans include native or come here’s and the
service they were in. You guys and
gals who married “come hers” – we want them in our book.
Fox Hill pictures, documents, books or discards that you might have - WE WANT
to all who have given us their recipes for our cookbook that will be coming out
in October. We still need more
along will some tips to use as fillers. Example:
only eat oysters in months that have the letter R in it, or don’t cook
seafood in milk.
have had several wonderful speakers at our monthly meetings.
Jill Russell of Creative Memories gave a workshop on scrap booking.
Cemetery Lady Teresa Roundy talked about cemetery upkeep.
Ross Kearney talked about Phoebus.
John Quarnstien talked about the Peninsula after the Civil War.
10: 2:00 PM
at Central United Methodist Church, 501 Beach Road.
topic is Nora Brooks, 1st person impressionist of “Anna Jackson”,
second wife of General Stonewall Jackson.
Field Trip to Waterman’s Museum, price will be $3.00 admission for 20 and
Rose will tell us about the Kecoughtan Indians and Powhatan Indian natives to
Fox Hill.(Subject to change)
Fox Hill Fall Fest and Birthday Party.
Rowe, Jamestown, Accomac County and Fox Hill.
8, 2005: John
Quarnstien CSS Virginia, Mistress of Hampton Roads.
you know of a speaker that would be of interest to Fox Hill give one of us a
call or email us with the name and topic and we will be glad to give them a