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Welcome to the Newsome House Gift Shop!

Proceeds from items purchased from the gift shop are used in support of the Newsome House. If you would like to place an order for any of the items shown below, we would be happy to assist you by telephone or e-mail.

Please contact us:
Phone: 757-247-2360
E-mail:  newsomehouse@nngov.com

Newsome House Lithograph
Artist: Kenn Riker

This lithograph measures 24 x 36" and is based on the original pen & ink rendering of the Newsome House. This lithograph is suitable for framing and has been printed on acid-free paper.


A Life In Newport News: An Oral History of Inettie Banks Edwards
Author: Inettie Banks Edwards with Lisa Crawley
$10.00 (Available after September 1, 2012)

Huntington High School: Symbol of Community Hope and Unity captures the rich heritage of Huntington High School, the first high school in Newport News for black youths. In more than 200 photographs and richly moving text, the author chronicles Huntington High School’s humble beginnings as a one room school to a modern day high school. This hard back book was published to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Huntington High School. Attorney Joseph Thomas Newsome was instrumental in petitioning the City of Newport News to build Huntington High School.


Huntington High School: Symbol of Community Hope and Unity 1920-1971
Authors: Hattie Thomas Lucas

Published by The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center in observance of the 100th Anniversary of the City of Newport News (1896-1996) under the sponsorship of the Newport News Centennial Celebration Commission, Newport News, Virginia.

In 1995 when the city of Newport News began planning its centennial, one local resident who took part was Inettie Banks Edwards. A retired teacher and active volunteer, Mrs. Edwards wanted to make a personal contribution to her shipyard hometown. Sitting at the kitchen table one evening, she began writing her own historical journey of growing up in the East End. By midnight of July 4, 1995, Mrs. Edwards had penned a 50 page, handwritten manuscript that became the basis for A Life in Newport News. A Life In Newport News begins to tell Mrs. Edwards story, touching on topics such as segregation, black family life and economics, church life, education, and social and civic organizations. The information is told from a black woman’s perspective. In the tradition of the Foxfire Series, this work consists of oral history vignettes combined with photos and documents that capture important memories of Mrs. Edwards’ life and community. Lisa Crawley assisted Mrs. Edwards in the completion of this book. Ms. Crawley was enrolled at Hampton University’s Museum Studies Program during the Summer of 1996.

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