Welcome to Historical Petersburg,
Virginia. The Port of Petersburg became renowned as a
commercial center for processing cotton, tobacco and metal, then
shipping products out of the region. The City became an
important industrial center in a mostly agricultural state with
few major cities.
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Petersburg's History Click Here
PETERSBURG, Va. -- Stuart Turille Jr., who is less than
one month into his new job as Petersburg's city manager,
said he has a vision for the historic Virginia city.
"Look at these beautiful homes right here," Turille
pointed on a recent drive with WTVR CBS 6 Senior
Reporter Wayne Covil. "I see the future. I see the
vision for this place."
Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Turille's family moved to
Virginia when he was five years old.
By: Wayne Covil, WTVR CBS 6 Web Staff
for the Arts!
for the Arts! for October 8 Features
Grammy-Award-Winning Saxophonist, Ghost Tour, Crafts,
and Hispanic Art
Petersburg's Friday for the Arts! for the evening of
October 8 will bring us refreshing weather, a fine jazz
band featuring a Grammy-award-winning sax player, a
ghost tour, crafts at three locations, Hispanic art in
honor of Hispanic Month, a fashion show, and a popular
Visual Arts: Crafts will be featured at three locations:
The 7 Moons Artisan Market in Old Market Square, Old
Towne's Studio 7, and the Art League. The latter will
feature three exhibits in the Main Gallery: contemporary
art by Melissa Mojica; traditional Aztec popotillo art
by Cesar Carbahal and Martin Gonzales; and a loan
exhibition from Mayti Parham of quilts and other piece
goods made by the Kona Indians of Panama, and other
Special Events: Petersburg Haunts will present a Ghost
Tour of High Street, led by lantern-carrying guides in
period costume, beginning on the steps of the Exchange
at seven, and lasting about 90 minutes. $15. The tour
will be repeated every Friday and Saturday evening
through October 30, and then again on the 31st, when a
second tour at nine will lead through Downtown
Petersburg. Beginning at four, on Friday evening, Cesar
Carbahal will be demonstrating the traditional art of
popotillo in the Main Gallery at PAAL. From 6:30 to
9:30, Jazze' Entertainment of Petersburg will present a
fashion show upstairs in the Members Gallery at PAAL.
Beginning at six, Old Towne Studio 6 will present a
Family Fun Night.
Music: Beginning at six at the 7 Moons Artisan Market in
the Old Market Square, Tim Turner and the very fine jazz
band, Tips Turnup (Petersburger Tim Turner) & the C.U.T.,
featuring Grammy-award-winning sax player Jason Arce,
will be playing its own fusion of jazz and groove.
Beginning at 6:30, the popular Sinatra-style crooner Joe
LaLuna will be performing at Maria's.
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Creek Mill Theatre is a professional non-profit
organization located in Southern Chesterfield County in
an historic gristmill built in 1663.
Now Open following the flood
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River Street Market is a blend of arts, produce, and
culture - bringing the freshest produce from the
surrounding counties (often picked each market morning),
and joining it with artisans and crafters from the
surrounding cities and counties
This is a producers only arts and
produce market. Enjoy fresh produce, handmade
jewelry, hone, jams, fresh meats/seafood, soaps, baked
goods and much more
Located in the heart of:
"Old Towne Petersburg"
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Historic Petersburg Foundation will lead four Walking
Tours in Petersburg in October/2021 this fall.
On High Street
December 4, 2021
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Click Below To Purchase Your Tickets Today:
Step back in time and tour eight charming
homes and High Street Methodist Church on Petersburg's
historic High Street.
About this event
Refreshments and live music will be
available to ticket holders at the Bragg House and
Father Christmas will be in attendance checking in to
see who's been naughty or nice!
While you're strolling through High
Street's illuminated candlelight tour, make sure to pick
up homemade hot chocolate at 215 High Street and fresh
wreaths and ribbons from Dodson's Tavern.
'Tis the season for giving at the Young
Ladies Boarding House. Enter the raffle to win a $50
gift certificate for the Brickhouse Run in Old Towne
Petersburg. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each and all
proceeds from the raffle will benefit the local homeless
Battersea Holiday Home Tour
December 5, 2021
12:00pm - 5:00pm
The 6th Annual Battersea
Holiday Homes Tours: Art & Architecture
Proceeds from this tour
will be used to continue the restoration of Historic
Battersea. The Battersea Board is very excited to
showcase the amazingly diverse art offerings and rich
architectural history that lives in Petersburg and hopes
that it will be an enriching holiday experience for all
Tickets are available now on Eventbrite here:
Historical Homes - Free Self Guided
- Free information to the public and
tourists visiting Petersburg. We invite you to take a self
guided tour of our Historic Homes. Click the links for
and select the Petersburg Street of interest. Homes are
arranged in order of Street Number. Interesting facts and
history of each of our homes is provided and can be accessed by
computer and mobile devices, (smart phones and iPads), making
your visit an interesting historical education.
Historical Buildings - Coming Soon