Tastes and Tales from Tangier

Virginia Humanities, in partnership with the Hermitage, invites you to explore the compelling stories, environmental challenges, and cultural traditions of one of Virginia’s⁠—and the world’s⁠—most unique places. Join us for a two-hour, ticketed event featuring:

► Special guest Earl Swift, author of Chesapeake Requiem and Virginia Humanities Fellow, sharing stories from his latest work
► Sarah McConnell, host of Virginia Humanities With Good Reason radio program, in conversation with: Swift; Tangier Mayor and crabber Ooker Eskridge; Hampton Roads Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Christy Everett; and photographer and Tangier native Cameron Evans, a freshman at Virginia Wesleyan University
► Chesapeake Bay food demonstrations and tasting featuring Tangier Island crab and Smith Island Cake
► Oyster-shucking showdown between international champions (and sisters) Deborah Pratt and Clementine Macon Boyd
► Encyclopedia Virginia‘s virtual tour of Tangier Island and Google virtual reality cardboard headset giveaway
► Live music from the region coordinated by the Virginia Folklife Program and the chance to purchase Swift’s books from Prince Books

Doors open at 5:30

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
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$10 General Admission (includes light tastings and a cash bar available throughout the event)

SUPPORT FOR TASTES AND TALES FROM TANGIER COMES FROM:
Joan P. Brock
Dee Roberts and Harry Lester
Susan and Norman Colpitts
Jo Ann and Buzzy Hofheimer
Marcy and Hunter Sims
Clay Barr and Lauren Barros-Barr’s Missions Possible
Virginia Beach Friends of Virginia Humanities⁠
Jody's Popcorn, Confection and Gifts
Kemper Consulting
S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. & S.L. Nusbaum Insurance Agency, Inc.
Southern Bank
The Nicholson Companies

Tastes and Tales from Tangier