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.

Visit us at Oakland Museum at 5365 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, Virginia 22922.

We are open Wednesday afternoons by appointment and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. Call (434) 263-8400 or email to make an appointment.

Beginning December 4, Oakland Museum will be closed to visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays until we reopen in March 2023. Appointments for research at Oakland or book store purchases can be made. Send an email to or call 434-263-8400 and leave a message. Research hours on Wednesdays (1-3 pm) at the Nelson Memorial Library will continue during this time.

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 2022 Business Sponsors: