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 Wednesdays, 1pm to 4pm; Saturdays, 10am to 4pm; and by appointment. (434) 263-8400.


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
July 30
Lovingston Elementary School Remembered with author Emily Moxley
Emily Moxley, a retired 30-year educator in the Nelson County Schools, will be at Oakland to relate some of her experiences as a teacher ...
August 13
Genealogy Forum: "So You Want to Join a Lineage Society: Steps to Take to Prepare Your Application"
Deborah Harvey, Certified Genealogist First in a series of genealogy presentations. Genealogy presentations will alternate with genealogy consultation sessions on a monthly basis. For Nelson ...
August 20
Camille Commemoration
September 10
Genealogy consultation session
Deborah Harvey, Certified Genealogist A session offering consultation help to others on genealogy research problems. Requests for assistance should be submitted at least a week ...
September 24
Lynn Coffey Backroads

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