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Tompkins Cottage Museum
May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017
Tompkins Cottage Museum (ca. 1820) operated by the Mathews County Historical Society, Inc. – The cottage contains changing exhibits and a collection of objects reflecting a typical home of the 1800s. The building is named for Christopher Tompkins of Poplar Grove, a prominent local planter, merchant sea captain and ship owner/builder. A room is dedicated to his daughter, Capt. Sally Louisa Tompkins, CSA. Capt. Sally was the first woman to be commissioned an officer in an American army.