About Us


The Toano Historical Society is a non-profit organization founded to inspire a new sense of community spirit, promote interest in our history, and preserve our small town character.


We aspire to:

  • Combat community deterioration by supporting Main Street Revitalization.
  • Partner with James City County to pass a resolution establishing Toano as an Historic District.
  • Help secure sources of funding via public grants and private contributions to make streetscape and other improvements that will benefit Toano.

Toano Historical Society Board of Directors

President, Jack Wray

Secretary, Richard Krapf

Treasurer, Susan Kohlman

Historian, Fred Boelt

Virginia Main Street Liaison, Deidre McAuley-Hayes

Newsletter Editors, Tim and Patte Martin

Volunteer and Programs & Events Coordinator, Lindsey Wagner & Samantha Share

Social Media Chair, Emmalyn Carter

Board Member At-large, Rena Wray

Membership & Website, Tim Martin