The ESVA Heritage Center Case for Support

The Vision for the New ESVA Heritage Center

The new Heritage Center’s vision is to protect, preserve, and make accessible all current and future collections of verbal and photographic records of the 400 year history and genealogy of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

For centuries, the unique geography of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has fostered an equally distinct culture and economy within the United States. Given that special standing, the preservation of its heritage is critical. The Heritage Center will serve as a premier resource for genealogists, historians, humanities students and scholars on local, regional and national levels. It will become a resource for local schools and students, will solve the current space and climate problems and will provide the necessary infrastructure for the library’s vital collections.