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.


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:

Coming Events
August 19
Caleb Bailey and Paine’s Run--Bluegrass Concert to Commemorate Camille
Tickets will be sold at the door for $20. Local bluegrass band Caleb Bailey and Paine’s Run will unveil “Camille,” a song Bailey wrote about ...
August 20
Camille Commemoration
Oakland Museum will present several videos and slide shows about the 1969 flood, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m.
September 10
Ask the Genealogist
Deborah Harvey, Certified Genealogist Submit your "brick wall" questions from your genealogy research for discussion and suggestions for breaking through that wall. Questions should be ...
September 24
Lynn Coffey, author of "Backroads"
Lynn Coffey will be at Oakland to talk about her years of interviewing and writing about the mountain people of the Blue Ridge. "The ...
October 8
Using DNA Results in Genealogy Research
Deborah Harvey, Certified Genealogist Have you considered taking a DNA test?  If so, which one?  There are numerous choices and even types of DNA, ...

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