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  1. Our Mission Statement: The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society promotes an appreciation of local history so that the past may shed light on the present and the future. http://www.albemarlehistory.org/
  2. Alexandria Historical Society The Alexandria Historical Society was founded in 1974. The mission of the society is to promote an active interest in American history, particularly the history of Alexandria and that of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a whole. Membership benefits include lectures by outstanding speakers, publications relating to local history, and special events, including receptions, meetings, and tours. In addition, a ten percent discount will be given to members in The Lyceum Museum Shop. Lectures and membership meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of September, October, March, April, May and June. http://www.alexandriahistorical.org/
  3. The Historic Alexandria Foundation was incorporated in 1954 "to preserve, protect and restore structures of historic and architectural interest in and associated with the City of Alexandria, Virginia, to preserve antiquities and generally to foster and promote interest in Alexandria's heritage." The Foundation carried out the city's first survey of early buildings, later published as Historic Alexandria, Street by Street: A Survey of Existing Early Buildings. This scholarly book was edited by the late Ethelyn Cox, who supplemented the architectural field work with deed research on the chain of ownership of the properties presented. Parts of the survey were also published in conjunction with the Department of Planning of the City of Alexandria as an Historic Chart, Alexandria, Virginia http://www.historicalexandriafoundation.org/home.aspx Like this
  4. Founded in 1976, the mission of the Amherst County Museum & Historical Society is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The Museum & Historical Society shall exhibit, interpret and offer those collections to provide educational experiences for people of all ages. To contact us by phone: (434) 946-9068 To contact us by mail: P.O. Box 741, Amherst, VA 24521 http://www.amherstcountymuseum.org/
  5. Arlington Historical Society, Inc. P.O. Box 100402 Arlington, Virginia 22210-3402 (703) 942-9247 http://www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org/
  6. The Augusta County Historical Society was founded in 1964. It adopted a constitution and by-laws and elected officers, including a board of directors. Membership was open to persons interested in the history and genealogy of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro, Virginia. The mission of the Augusta County Historical Society is to study, collect, preserve, publish, educate about, and promote the history of Augusta County and its communities. The society also strives to make the citizens of Augusta County aware of their heritage. The Society is located in a restored late 19th century railroad hotel known as the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art. http://www.augustacountyhs.org/
  7. The Historical Society Museum and Research Library is located in Warm Springs, Virginia next to the Bath County Courthouse. The Museum building was originally a law office which was moved from the original courthouse located at the current Warm Springs Inn. The items in the Museum have all been donated by friends of the Society who want to see Bath County history preserved for future generations. These artifacts are of interest to all those who visit, not only the local people, but visitors from all over the world. From antique side saddles, to period clothing, original historic photos, farm implements and tools, Civil War and Indian Artifacts, even a grand piano, there is something here to interest everyone. The Research Center and Library addition was completed in 1995 and contains a wealth of information for the researcher and genealogist. Included in the collection are materials and microfilm on Bath and Virginia history as well as information from West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. These along with family histories, both published and unpublished, have aided many visitors in their search for roots. http://www.bathcountyhistory.org/
  8. Welcome The Museum showcases Bedford's history, including early Native American life through the War Between the States, and further into the Twentieth Century. The Mission of the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library is to develop and maintain files for genealogical and historical research as well as collecting, preserving, and interpreting objects of historical significance to the Town of Bedford and Bedford County, Virginia. http://www.bedfordvamuseum.org/
  9. The purpose of the Bland County Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in history, and especially the history of Bland County. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage. http://www.blandcountyhistsoc.org/
  10. For over 40 years the Bedford Historical Society, an all all-volunteer, nonprofit organization of 400 members has provided leadership and resources for numerous preservation, educational, ad heritage tourism projects. The society's funds come only from private donations and fundraising projects and events. The Historical Society was formed in 1969 to rescue the Historic Meeting House from the bulldozer. The restored Landmark Memorial was the first building in the Town of Bedford to be placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places (1977) and is now protected in perpetuity by a preservation easement. The Historic Society was also responsible for New London Academy being listed on the National Register in 1971, a necessity for its subsequent restoration by alumni. Numerous other properties, including those in "the historic corridor" in Forest have benefited from National Register listing prompted by the Historical Society. http://www.bedfordhistory.org/
  11. There are two general meetings of the membership each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The Spring Meeting is held in a different location each year. The agenda includes presentations of historical interest, featuring information about the location of the meeting, as well as items of business. Fall Meeting will be held at the Historic Village and features an old-fashioned Brunswick stew dinner, as well as the general business meeting. Past special events have included House Tours of historic Buckingham County homes. The Housewright House, and Historic Village hosts our annual Christmas season Open House, featuring a theme display of old-fashioned holiday decorations http://www.historicbuckingham.org/
  12. This site initially was developed by the Charles City County 2007 Planning Committee in conjunction with Virginia’s observance of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of Jamestown, the first permanent English-speaking settlement in America. It has been made possible by the support of the Charles City Ruritan Club. http://www.charlescity.org/
  13. All research is done by volunteers who give of their time and expenses for your benefit. Please respect this service by the amount of your requests and patience. We will not undertake YOUR research, but will gladly help and guide you with marriages and wills. The data contained on this site has been donated by hardworking volunteers dedicated to the preservation of our genealogical heritage for future generations. We strive for accuracy in our data, however, any errors remain the responsibility of the submitter. We welcome your input and if you discover errors or omissions in the data, please contact the Society so corrections can be made. http://www.cchgs.net/
  14. Welcome you to the website of the Fairfax Genealogical Society (FxGS)! The Society provides education and training for family history researchers in the Fairfax County, Virginia, area. Although based in Fairfax, many of our members are not native to the area and so our research endeavors are not restricted to local genealogy. Indeed our interests are national and international in scope as may be reflected in the breadth of our varied Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Given our location, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Society incorporates into its general activities such fine research facilities as the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) library. We invite you to explore this website for more information and to join us for our next program. We hope you will come back again and, of course, we would love for you to consider membership in our Society. http://www.fxgs.org/
  15. Louisa County is a family history goldmine (download Genealogy Brochure) and people from all across the nation find they have roots here. Our courthouse records alone date back to 1742 and the historical society has been gathering materials on local and family history for over 40 years. Both the Sargeant Museum and the Louisa County Public Library contain a complete set of the society's magazines and copies of published books on local history. If you are planning a visit to Louisa County and need help guiding your search, we welcome you to contact us . Also, several of our local genealogy experts monitor the Louisa County Rootsweb site where you are welcome to post your queries. http://www.louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org/genealogy.htm
  16. The Bon Air Historical Society, organized in 1978, is the Oldest Historical Society in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It is dedicated to the preservation of Bon Air, its history, its architecture and the story of its remarkable residents over the past 130 years. http://www.bonairhistoricalsociety.org/
  17. Thank you for visiting with us online. Our site contains everything historical regarding Chesterfield County, VA. We have plenty to show you and hope you will take the time to see what is available to do in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Our programs are geared for every age group - really something for everyone. Our Activities: The Society offers more than 60 events and programs each year which attract around 10,000 patrons including 1,000 school children. Our Events Calendar includes an annual winter lecture series, genealogy workshops, rotating exhibits, tours of Civil War sites, paranormal investigations, elegant themed teas served with bone china and finger sandwiches, summer archaeology camps for kids and Halloween lantern tours. Annual fundraisers include an Antiques Evaluation in the spring and special events in the fall. http://www.chesterfieldhistory.com/
  18. The Clarke County Historical Association’s mission is to help preserve the historical resources and records of Clarke County and to foster their use, understanding, and enjoyment through stewardship and education. Your membership goes directly to supporting these efforts. Will you count yourself as a member? Join us! Please take a few minutes to check out our pages – there is lots to see and learn, from searching on-line archives to exploring our 18th-century Grist Mill to learning about our fabulous semi-annual ART SHOW to previewing our state-of-the-art Museum Exhibit. Thanks for stopping by! http://www.clarkehistory.org/
  19. Historic Dumfries Virginia, is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit, membership organization, tasked with operating the Weems-Botts Museum, organizing history-related annual events, hosting guest speakers, managing a historical archives & library, and publishing a bi-monthly newsletter. http://www.historicdumfries.com/
  20. Essex and its county seat Tappahannock lie on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The Essex County Museum, founded in 1996, and the Essex County Historical Society joined forces in 2006 to celebrate the heritage of the town, county, river and its people. Exhibits include pre-historic through modern displays of life in Essex. http://essexmuseum.org/
  21. Historic Fairfax City Inc. (HFCI) is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and preservation of the history and artifacts of the City of Fairfax as an experience central to the lives of the community. HFCI, a 501© 3 non-profit, was created by the Fairfax City Council in 1982 to help manage and preserve historic properties within the City of Fairfax and to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation for those properties and for the City’s rich history. http://www.historicfairfax.org/
  22. Gum Springs was founded by the patriarchal Freedman, West Ford, whose bones rest near George Washington's at Mount Vernon. It was named after a gum tree that once marked the marshy land, highly prized for farming in the past. Quietly nestled across the river on George Washington's side of the Potomac, Gum Springs was a place for blacks to prevail, assimilating runaways and freed slaves who migrated there by way of the nearby port of Alexandria. Many of its for-bearers tended General Washington's estate at Mount Vernon before they were freed at the death of his wife, Martha. Freed slaves found assistance from Quakers in their struggle for economic survival. The skills and trades they learned as estate slaves added to their growth towards independence. Today, Gum Springs has more than 2,500 residents and as many as 500 are descendants of the original families. http://gumspringsmuseum.blogspot.com/
  23. MISSION STATEMENT Since April 5, 1976, Historic Vienna, Inc. (HVI) has served as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to: Preserving and promoting Vienna’s heritage through the identification, preservation, and interpretation of historically significant places, events, and persons Educating the public through permanent and revolving exhibits, outreach programs, special events and publications Enhancing a spirit of community through an awareness of Vienna’s past What Does HVI Do? Identifies, preserves, and operates sites and structures of historical significance, such as The Freeman Store and Museum and the Little Library Acquires and exhibits artifacts of historical interest Conducts educational presentations and tours for students and civic groups Maintains and operates the Freeman Store offering Vienna and Virginia souvenirs, arts and crafts, books and penny candy Coordinates annual events, such as ‘Walk On The Hill,” antique appraisals and Santa Claus at Christmas time Serves as a recipient of gifts, legacies, and bequests for on-going preservation and historic activities http://historicviennainc.org/
  24. There were several attempts to organize a Fairfax County Historical Society. The earliest occurred in 1878 when on January 12th "Pursuant to public notice, a number of citizens of Fairfax County assembled at the house of Charles Ballinger, …for the purpose of organizing a County Historical Society." Subsequent other attempts were made to organize without success. The present Historical Society of Fairfax County was organized on February 18, 1950. HSFC is the oldest organization of its kind in Fairfax County. The chief mission of the Historical Society of Fairfax County is the promotion and preservation of the history of the Fairfax County. The society's mission is primarily fulfilled through the publication of a biennial Yearbook that contains historical and scholarly articles relative to Fairfax County. http://www.fairfaxhistoricalsociety.org/
  25. Our Mission The Lorton Heritage Society is a non-profit organization of individuals interested in the preservation and expansion of knowledge about the historical and cultural heritage of Lorton, with geographical focus on the Occoquan River and Pohick Bay areas. Our Goals To collect, catalog and preserve documents, oral histories and other physical material related to the heritage of the Lorton community; To promote and protect the heritage of the Lorton area; To sponsor history programs and activities for the education and enrichment of students and citizens; To publish information about the history of Lorton; To provide resources for those interested in the heritage of the Lorton Community; To raise funds for the promotion and preservation of the heritage of the Lorton community. http://www.lortonheritagesociety.org/
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