Newsome House

Visit the Queen Anne style home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, the first African-American attorney in post-Civil War Newport News. Newsome, his wife, and his daughter inhabited the house in the 1900s. The Newsome House honors the legacy of Joseph Thomas through remembrance of African American history and culture.

contact info

Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.

School

On a tour of the Newsome House, groups can view changing art exhibits and a permanent exhibit about Newsome’s life. Educational programs allow groups to interact with a costumed interpreter to learn about the Jim Crow era, civil rights, and more. Groups can also choose to see a presentation on Newsome’s contributions to society, his achievements, and his significance in the history of the community.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial History, Slavery, African American, Multicultural, Civil War, Law, Civil Rights.

contact info
Phone: 757-247-2360
Email: newsomehouse@nngov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Newsome House

Visit the Queen Anne style home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, the first African-American attorney in post-Civil War Newport News. Newsome, his wife, and his daughter inhabited the house in the 1900s. The Newsome House honors the legacy of Joseph Thomas through remembrance of African American history and culture.

contact info

Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.

Scouts

On a tour of the Newsome House, groups can view changing art exhibits and a permanent exhibit about Newsome’s life. Educational programs allow groups to interact with a costumed interpreter to learn about the Jim Crow era, civil rights, and more. Groups can also choose to see a presentation on Newsome’s contributions to society, his achievements, and his significance in the history of the community. Scout programs include scavenger hunts, first person guided tours, and a guided tour focused on the history of the East End of Newport News.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial History, Slavery, African American, Multicultural, Civil War, Law, Civil Rights.

contact info
Phone: 757-247-2360
Email: newsomehouse@nngov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Newsome House

Visit the Queen Anne style home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, the first African-American attorney in post-Civil War Newport News. Newsome, his wife, and his daughter inhabited the house in the 1900s. The Newsome House honors the legacy of Joseph Thomas through remembrance of African American history and culture.

contact info

Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.

Camp

On a tour of the Newsome House, groups can view changing art exhibits and a permanent exhibit about Newsome’s life. Educational programs allow groups to interact with a costumed interpreter to learn about the Jim Crow era, civil rights, and more. Groups can also choose to see a presentation on Newsome’s contributions to society, his achievements, and his significance in the history of the community.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial History, Slavery, African American, Multicultural, Civil War, Law, Civil Rights.

contact info
Phone: 757-247-2360
Email: newsomehouse@nngov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Newsome House

Visit the Queen Anne style home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, the first African-American attorney in post-Civil War Newport News. Newsome, his wife, and his daughter inhabited the house in the 1900s. The Newsome House honors the legacy of Joseph Thomas through remembrance of African American history and culture.

contact info

Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.

Homeschool

On a tour of the Newsome House, groups can view changing art exhibits and a permanent exhibit about Newsome’s life. Educational programs allow groups to interact with a costumed interpreter to learn about the Jim Crow era, civil rights, and more. Groups can also choose to see a presentation on Newsome’s contributions to society, his achievements, and his significance in the history of the community.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial History, Slavery, African American, Multicultural, Civil War, Law, Civil Rights.

contact info
Phone: 757-247-2360
Email: newsomehouse@nngov.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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