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Tompkins Cottage Museum circa 1820
August 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2020
Open 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturdays, starting June 27-Oct. 31, 2020
The cottage, which is headquarters for the Mathews County Historical Society, is named for Christopher Tompkins, a local sea captain, planter, local merchant and member of the state legislature. He bought the cottage property in 1837 and is the first known owner.
Exhibits include a room dedicated to the history of Mathews County and serves as a gift shop, two rooms representing a home from the 1840s to the 1920s, and a room dedicated to Sally Louisa Tompkins who was the first woman commissioned in an American military unit.
During this period of safe-distancing, self-guided tours will be conducted.