Page updated May 29, 2020
The Isle of Wight Museum is offering livestream guided tours on Facebook Live and live video feed from the "Ham Cam!" What a great way to relax while exploring and learning about the wonderful historic attractions in Smithfield and Isle of Wight County.
HAM CAM: https://www.historicisleofwight.com/
Museum's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/IOWMuseum/
LIVE FEED EVENTS FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY MUSEUM:
2 p.m. Friday, May 29
Windsor Castle: Archaeology
Curator Tracey Neikirk will discuss the findings of some archaeological research at Windsor Castle.
2 p.m. Monday, May 31
Isle of Wight County Museum Spelling Bee
Tune in to the museum’s livestreaming weekly spelling bee. Our words relate to Isle of Wight County history, so watch our video and learn a bit of history. By Friday, post your spelling of the word in the comments section of our video. All correct entries will be entered into a random drawing for a weekly prize.
12:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 2
LIVE at 12:05: Battle of Smithfield at Hodges Wharf
The 1864 Battle of Smithfield took place along Main Street and ended at Hodges Wharf.
2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3
Stories in Stone: William D. Folk
Join us for this virtual walking tour with Kathy Mountjoy. She will discuss William D. Folk, his businesses and political success.
12:05 p.m. Thursday, June 4
LIVE at 12:05: Boykin’s Tavern
Local resident Kathy Mountjoy grew up at Boykin’s Tavern. Tune in for her recollections on growing up in this historic house.
A video of the live feed of most of the museum’s presentations will be posted on the Museum’s Facebook Page after the live event: https://www.facebook.com/IOWMuseum/
VIDEO TOUR OF BOYKIN'S TAVERN
Looking for something different to do to exercise your brain while you're home bound? How about a tour via video of Boykin's Tavern? Produced by the Isle of Wight County Museum and videographer, Brett England.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/pRemkx41-3o
VIDEO TOUR OF IVY HILL CEMETERY
Take a tour via video from the comfort and safety of your own home featuring Smithfield's historic Ivy Hill Cemetery. The video was produced by the Isle of Wight Museum and videographer, Brett England, and is narrated by tour guide, Kathy Mountjoy.
VIDEO IN HONOR OF NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY
In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29, the Isle of Wight County Museum hosted a video program featuring veteran Albert Burckard. As a U.S. Army infantry captain, Albert served 18 months in Vietnam from October 1969 through April 1971 in the northern I Corps Tactical Zone.
VIDEO TOUR OF WINDSOR CASTLE via Facebook Live
Recorded April 3, 2020 and presented by the Isle of Wight County Museum, join Curator Tracey Nekirk. Tracey will guide us on a tour of the newly restored house at Windsor Castle, share a few artifacts and tell the story of the site’s long history.
Join the tour on the Museum's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IOWMuseum/videos/672422490177725/