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Carver Movie House and the Carver Spot

Historical Significance In March of 1940, the Cape Charles Theatre Corporation was formed with three trustees, William H. Tabb, William Carrow, and W.A. Dickinson. A week later the Corporation purchased two lots on the southside of Jefferson Avenue…

Crispus Attucks Theatre

Historical Significance The Crispus Attucks Theatre, opened in 1919, was one of the only theaters in Virginia to be financed, designed, and built exclusively by African Americans. The developers were known as the Twin Cities Amusement Corporation,…

Tasley and Weirwood Fairgrounds

Historical Significance The first fair on the Eastern Shore developed specifically for an African-American audience was sponsored by the Onawa Social Union and organized in 1891 near Mappsburg Station. The Onawa Social Union was a Freemason's lodge…