Join us in a visit to Eyre Rectory on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 2:00. Eyre Rectory was built in the 1850’s as a rectory for the minister of Hungars Parish on six acres donated by Maria Robins and additional funds contributed by Mr. John Eyre of “Eyre Hall”. Eyre Rectory was the home for the ministers of Hungars Parish until about 1908 when a new rectory was built in Eastville, across Courthouse Road from Christ Church. Since then it has had a number of owners, including Dr. Raymond Brown who was a general practitioner in Eastville for many years. The current owners have done an excellent job fixing it up and they are anxious to share their historic home with us.
The land where “Eyre Rectory” was built was originally given to the local Native Americans in the 1640s. They lived on this seaside land until the 1830s when they gradually sold their property to their more prosperous neighbors. The sad story of the Eastern Shore Native Americans will be addressed.
No fees are charged for this lecture, but we ask that individuals each consider a $10 donation to support ongoing NHPS preservation and education efforts. Be sure to bring your lawn chair and dress comfortably!
Directions: Proceed as if you are going to Indiantown Park. Turn east off route 13 at the stoplight in Eastville. Proceed on Willow Oak Road and cross over the seaside road and continue two-tenths of a mile. The house is on the right, surrounded by trees. You may park in the yard.
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