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Arts & Museums
Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center
Mo to Sa from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PMThe Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center is the restored 1899 residence of the African-American attorney J. Thomas Newsome and his wife Mary Winfield Newsome. Mr. Newsome became a respected attorney, journalist, churchman and civic leader and prospered as part of the post Civil War south's new urban African-American middle class. His elegant Queen Anne residence served as the hub of the local black community from which he led the fight for social justice within Virginia. The house was originally the home of Dr. William R. Granger, one of Newport News' black physicians. Listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register, the National Register of Historic Places and 1992 Recipient of a National Historic Preservation Award.