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May 13, 2021, 11:00 AM - June 25, 2021, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The Blackwater Artist’s League is an organization of artists of all media who get together each week to paint and sketch. The only requirement is an interest in art. Members come from throughout the area: Windsor, Suffolk, Franklin and North Carolina. There are usually eight to twelve members who meet in Courtland at the art house, next to Rawls Museum. Established in 1984, the artists were primarily watercolorists; they have since evolved, now working not only in watercolor but also in oil and cold wax, acrylic, mixed media and pastel. On occasion they work en plein air at various locations. Dues are collected, which go to support youth art and charities.
May 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - July 2, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
This exhibit features artwork by current Suffolk Art League members. It features work in many different art mediums including painting, pastel, and mixed media. There will also be three-dimensional artwork such as clay and wood.
June 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Departs from Seaboard Station Railroad Museum porch
Suffolk’s citizens, like in most other American localities, have served and sacrificed in the name of freedom. The 60-minute walking tour highlights and honors the graves and memorials of soldiers from Suffolk and old Nansemond County who died in combat during the two World Wars, Korean War and Vietnam War. Advance reservations required. Participants will meet at the porch of the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum.
June 19, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ SPL Online
Celebrate Juneteenth with Suffolk Public Library! Learn about the history of Juneteenth and what makes it so special. Our guest speaker will educate and entertain with poetry and dramatizations. (Guest Speaker to be announced). This program will premier on the Suffolk Public Library Facebook and YouTube platforms.
June 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Truitt House
The Truitt House will be hosting an afternoon of Scottish music, food, and fun on Saturday, June 19, 2021, beginning at 2pm. A whiskey tasting will be offered by advance ticket sale, and light refreshments featuring some Scottish foods will be available. Tickets are $30 per person; please note that space is extremely limited, and all COVID-19 mandates will be observed.
June 19, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Departs from Nansemond Brewing Station
Downtown Suffolk contains a multitude of antique buildings, new businesses, old stories, and fresh food! “Headlines and Footnotes: A Downtown Suffolk Walking Tour” explores the streets of downtown Suffolk’s historic district, complete with revived century-old mansions, repurposed schools and warehouses, forgotten architectural gems, and a glimpse into future developments. This tour departs from Nansemond Brewing Station at 212 E. Washington Street.
June 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Departs from Seaboard Station Railroad Museum Parking Lot
This 75-minute walking tour explores the hidden meanings buried in Suffolk’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. The tour will feature Victorian-era symbolism, burial practices, funerary industries, and mourning rituals. This intriguing and educational excursion will highlight how the residents of Suffolk both lived and died in the 19th century. Cedar Hill Cemetery is more than two centuries old, with roots that harken back to the founding of Suffolk. With keen eyes and curious minds, this tour will bring into focus the fascinating world of Victorian America, their obsession with death, dying, and living beyond the grave.