Learn about colonial life from a child's or teen's perspective as our interns tell their stories, participate in event activities, and simply bring the added dimension of youth to any event or gathering. Please remember that these young people are still learning, and the streets of our fair city of Portsmouth are their training ground. If you are patient and kind with them, they will not disappoint you.
Ten year old Ebenezer Thompson worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard providing drinking water to the men working on Dry Dock Number One.
Ebenezer and John show children at St. John's Festival how to bob for apples, a common activity at colonial get-togethers.
Father of the Hill Brothers, young John Thompson Hill writes poetry to the girl next door and will one day become editor of Portsmouth TImes.
Daughter of Abigail Crawford Conner, Elizabeth shares fond memories of her beloved uncle, the Colonel, founder of Portsmouth.
Our interns interact with other young people, educating them about the culture of their day, including games and songs.
Only sixteen years of age, John Hunter finds himself enlisted as a lieutenant in the Queen's Rangers at the insistence of Lord Dunmore.
Dasiy Peake was the daughter of Mary Peake, who taught the contraband runaways at Fort Monroe under what would be called the Emancipation Oak.
Susan Virginia Barron was the daughter of Commodore Samuel Barron, and granddaughter of Commodore James Barron of the Virginia Navy and his wife, Jane.
Private Lafayette was the daughter of arguably the most important spy of the American Revolution, double-agent James Armistead Lafayette.