What do these 2 have in common?
Not certain, but we enjoyed BOTH this weekend.
Summer weekends on the VA Eastern Shore are times for concerts and get-togethers — Friday & Saturday we attended one of each.
Friday night it was an outdoor (and free) blue grass concert on the grounds of Ker Place, a National and Virginia Historical Landmark, in neighboring Onancock, VA. Ker Place serves as headquarters of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society (ESVHS). This former mansion, built in 1799-1803 by Agnes and John Ker, is considered the finest example of Federal architecture on the VA Eastern Shore. Only two families have lived in the home before it was purchased by the ESVHS in 1960. Besides serving as ESVHS headquarters, the house is a museum, library, archaeology lab, and a place where folks gather for events. Various area groups have performed on the grounds offering free music. This week, bluegrass music was performed by No Spare Time, an Eastern Shore group.These events are either BYOF (bring your own food) or you can purchase dinner from a local vendor. In keeping with the music theme, BBQ was featured — this youngster preferred to ride the pig vs. eating it.These events are either BYOF (bring your own food) or you can purchase dinner from a local vendor. In keeping with the music theme, BBQ was featured — this youngster preferred to ride the pig vs. eating it.
This very young child just grooved with the music in her dad’s arms.Saturday we attended a “clamboree” benefit fundraiser for the Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, an organization whose goal is to help protect, preserve, and improve our tidal waters. This event also honored the achievements of some local folks we know who have helped towards this goal.