Nelson County Historical Society
Welcome to the Nelson County Historical Society!

We invite you to join Nelson County Historical Society. Individual memberships are $25/year and family memberships are $40/year.


Make a donation to help us continue our work in preserving Nelson County's rich history.


Once you are a member, we encourage you to take advantage of searchable features to provide you with the very best historical information on Nelson County families and places.

Please Spread the Word!

Oakland Museum has reopened on March 1, 2023

Open for visitors Wednesdays 1 pm - 4 pm & Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm.

Located at 5365 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, Virginia 22922

Other times - an appointment can be made by email to or call (434) 263-8400 and leave a message.  
Research help is available on Wednesdays from 1 pm - 3 pm at the Nelson Memorial Library
All inquiries for research may be sent to:


Click on the image for an incredible walking tour of Lovingston

Contributed by Carla Quenneville and Created by Jeff Smolinski 2023

The following organizations or businesses are sponsors of the Nelson County Historical Society.  We hope you will support them as they support the Society's mission.
Thanks to our 2023 Business Sponsors: