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Wallace Memorial History Room

The Norfolk County Historical Society (NCHS) and the Chesapeake Public Library cordially invite everyone to visit the new Wallace Memorial History Room. The newly designed room features the combined Norfolk County Historical Society Collection and CPL’s new Virginia Regional History Collection. The new room is located on the second floor of the Central Library and will be available for patrons to use during normal library operating hours.

The Wallace Memorial History Room features two separate historical collections:

The Norfolk County Historical Society (NCHS) Collection includes materials for use in historical and genealogical research with emphasis on the City of Chesapeake and the surrounding areas of Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. In addition to research materials, the Wallace Room has a collection of artifacts of local interest on display. 

The Virginia Regional History (VRH) Collection is a newly developed collection of materials provided by the Library. The VRHC covers all aspects of Virginia’s history and includes items of interest in the Atlantic coastal region, centered on Virginia. A large variety of books have been collected over the last year to launch this collection. 

Note: All items in both the NCHS and VRH collections are for reference and available for use in the library only. They may not be checked out of the library. 

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