Regularly Scheduled Events:

Fourth Fridays:

Most months, the GHA sponsors a Fourth Friday program open to the community. Programs focus on educational topics relevant to the Guinea community. Some past topics include:

  • Graham Blake presents information about Eldridge Cook
  • Thane Harpole – the Archaeology of Guinea
  • William “Bill” Lawrence – Old General Stores of Gloucester County, VA
  • Wes Wilson – The Woodville Rosenwald School and education of African Americans in Gloucester
  • Tommy Leggett – Chesapeake Bay Oyster Growing and Farming: Past, Present, Future
  • Bill Jenkins concert

Scholarships – Deadline March 15:

Thanks to a grant from the Kenneth and Patricia A. Hall Charitable Foundation, each spring, the GHA accepts applications for four scholarships: GHA, $1,000; C.B. Rowe, $1,000; Mac Sisson Technical/Vocational, $1,000; and the Kenneth A. Hall, $5,000. Students of all ages and educational interests are invited to apply. Applications from prior winners are accepted.

JULY – Wonders of the Water

Visit the Wonders of the Water page.

Held on a Saturday morning in July, “Wonders of the Water” is time set aside to introduce children between the ages of 5-10 about the watermen’s way of life. In small groups, the children learn how to identify different types of boats, how to clean a fish, how to tong for oysters, how crab pots are made and work, how to pick a crab, boat safety, and how to tie a knot.


Programs and events for the month celebrate the community’s past, present, and looks to the future with programs and online features.

Guinea Heritage Day – the first Sunday after Labor Day

Visit the Guinea Heritage Day page.

The first Sunday after Labor Day, the GHA honors the local community by announcing the Grand Marshal for the Guinea Jubilee, unveiling the winning print for the year, and introducing the Children’s Art Contest Winners. This community day also includes a cake auction featuring locally homemade confections.

The Guinea Jubilee – The last Friday and Saturday in September

Visit the Guinea Jubilee page.

The Guinea Jubilee is a two-day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, a 5K run/walk, delicious seafood, and local musicians. This festival is always held the last Friday and Saturday in September.

Money raised by the Guinea Jubilee contributes to the GHA and its activities throughout the year to celebrate the Guinea community. This family-friendly fundraising event is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Guinea Jubilee website.

Christmas in Guinea

The second Saturday in December, the GHA celebrates Christmas in Guinea. Come celebrate Christmas in Guinea at Buck’s Store Museum. You might even get to sit on Santa’s lap!

BBQ Sales – Throughout the Year

Buck was known for the BBQ sandwiches he served in his general store. The GHA carries on that tradition with its Saturday lunches (served between 11:00 and 1:30). Stop by Buck’s on a Saturday hours and enjoy a BBQ combo!