Toys on Parade...

TOYS ON PARADE…

Are you an antique doll or toy enthusiast or can appreciate toys from the past?

 

When and Where?

The Portsmouth Historical Association (PHA) will be displaying a collection of vintage toys from local citizens for the November-December 2019 holiday season. We are seeking a temporary loan of children’s toys to the Hill House Museum for this exciting exhibit. This exhibit will start the last week of November through December.

How can you help?

Do you have an antique or vintage toy that you are willing to share for the exhibition during these two months?  (think really hard)  For example, you may have metal fire truck or an Erector set,  a hand puppet,  games, dreidels, books, or an original Tinker Toy set – the list goes on.  

All items will be treated with the greatest of care and close supervision. The Hill House is fully insured for any unforeseen problem. An official temporary loan agreement will be signed between the donor and PHA.

 

Allow us to display your item(s) and share its’ story

•          Call or email Lane Killam at 757-399-7758 or lkillam@me.com

•          Call or email John Joyce at 757-582-5330 or jojoyce@cox.net

Either of these two volunteers can answer your questions, explain the process, and arrange for pick-up.  This will include a photo of the toy, a history of the toy, and any interesting story about it.

Next Steps?

So, start thinking about how you can help.  We know November 2019 is a long time away, but like every holiday season, it will be here before you know it.  Use the contact information above if you want to share a vintage or antique toy for display for the holidays at the Hill House Museum.     

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Looking for docents for the 2019 tour season

Looking for an exciting service opportunity?  The Hill House Museum is seeking enthusiastic, welcoming individuals to volunteer as a historical docent.  Simply bring your enthusiasm for learning and working with the public along with your appreciation for history.  The Hill House Museum docents learn and are trained about the original stories and the colorful Hill family members who lived there for many years. You can volunteer as little as one day a month, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays or Saturdays.  Training is provided and volunteering can be a great way to develop new skills, make friends, garner new professional contacts, get exercise, spend time with neighbors, or even just shake up your routine.

For more information please call David @ 757.714.3223 or email info@thehillhousemuseum.org

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Wreaths Across America Day

December 15th is designated as Wreaths Across America Day. In support of this day, many volunteers inlcuding neighborhood children placed wreaths throughout Cedar Grove Cemetary. Attached are pictures of the plot of William C. Hill, the Hill Sister's Brother, who served in the Spanish American War.

This kind gesture ensures a veteran's sacrifice is remembered yet again and passed on to a new generation of Americans.

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Make a Restoration Donation (tax deductible)

The preservation of history is paramount. The Hill House Museum is the only historic home museum in Portsmouth, VA. Like most non-profits today, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to raise the needed funds for house/grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as general monthly operating expenses. Recently, the Hill House Museum has undertaken a large restoration project due to many years of termite damage, and general age-related problems. (The last major restoratio...n was done in 1974).  The rich Portsmouth history is reflected at the Hill House Museum in the fortunes and fate of the Hill Family. Through fundraisers, memberships, and donations, PHA has been able to provide quality educational programs, archival projects, and many other historic ventures. All funds received go to the restoration and preservation at the Hill House Museum, and the continuing mission of the Association to preserve and tell the story of the history of Portsmouth. Our website is  www.thehillhousemuseum.org  and find us on Facebook/Instagram.  The mission of PHA is to preserve, share, and educate the public about the Historic Hill House and all of Historic Portsmouth. We are a private foundation filing a 990-F tax form and a Private Foundation as determined under the section 501(c) (3) of the IRS code. Donations to our volunteer based, independent, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization are tax deductible.  Checks should be made payable to the Portsmouth Historical Association (PHA) and mailed to: Hill House Museum 221 North Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 Also, payments can be made through Paypal online at  www.thehillhousemuseum.org  and fill out the form by clicking on support and join.  Email: info@thehillhousemuseum.org

The preservation of history is paramount. The Hill House Museum is the only historic home museum in Portsmouth, VA. Like most non-profits today, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to raise the needed funds for house/grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as general monthly operating expenses. Recently, the Hill House Museum has undertaken a large restoration project due to many years of termite damage, and general age-related problems. (The last major restoratio...n was done in 1974).
The rich Portsmouth history is reflected at the Hill House Museum in the fortunes and fate of the Hill Family. Through fundraisers, memberships, and donations, PHA has been able to provide quality educational programs, archival projects, and many other historic ventures. All funds received go to the restoration and preservation at the Hill House Museum, and the continuing mission of the Association to preserve and tell the story of the history of Portsmouth. Our website is www.thehillhousemuseum.org and find us on Facebook/Instagram.
The mission of PHA is to preserve, share, and educate the public about the Historic Hill House and all of Historic Portsmouth. We are a private foundation filing a 990-F tax form and a Private Foundation as determined under the section 501(c) (3) of the IRS code. Donations to our volunteer based, independent, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization are tax deductible.

Checks should be made payable to the Portsmouth Historical Association (PHA) and mailed to:
Hill House Museum
221 North Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Also, payments can be made through Paypal online at www.thehillhousemuseum.org and fill out the form by clicking on support and join.
Email: info@thehillhousemuseum.org

October 2018 Museum Day

On Saturday, October 6, 2018 the Hill House Museum helped sponsor the sailors from the USS Constellation and soldiers from Fort Norfolk as they discussed the Battle of Craney Island and the role that Portsmouth and its militia played in the War of 1812. This event was in conjunction with Portsmouth's Museum Day. Everyone who stopped by not only learned more about their tools, food/drink, weapons, and personal items but also about the Hill House as well.

To learn more about about this unit find them on their Facebook page "Fort Norfolk and Frigate Constellation, 1812".

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