Nelson County Historical Society


The annual meeting for the Nelson County Historical Society will be held 27 February 2022 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please plan to attend and support the society for this important meeting.  New officers and board members will be elected. The slate of candidate officers and board members will be posted soon.
Regina Rush's presentation titled "The Rushes of Chestnut Grove" wll be presented following the meeting.  See details under Events for the program specifics and Zoom connection information.
Oakland Museum
Closed during January & February
For Inquiries: Call 434-263-8400 and leave a message or click to email
Oakland Museum will open on March 5, 2022
The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit will open on March 12 at the Nelson Memorial Library. Complementary and supporting exhibits will be available at Oakland Museum.
Hours and more details coming soon!
Special Thanks to our 2022-23 Business Sponsors!
Groups welcome by appointment or during regular hours.
Wednesdays: 1:00-4:00 p.m. [Archivist available]
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Other times available by appointment: Click here to submit request.

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Coming Events
February 27
Annual Meeting & "The Rushes of Chestnut Grove: One Family's Journey From Slavery to Freedom"
Society's Annual Meeting including election of officers for 2022-23 and new Board members.   Presentation by Regina Rush.   See Zoom details under Events.   ...
March 12
Spring 2022: "Virginia Tour of Crossroads: Change in Rural America"
Information on the venues and educational resources

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