Street Address
Bridgewater College , 402 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
Mailing Address
Box 147, Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA 22812
phone: 540-828-8000
Admissions
free
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Mr. Terry Barkley, Curator
phone: 540-828-5462

Description

A general history museum of nearly 10,000 items, mostly from the collection of Brethren Minister, Reuel B. Pritchett of Tennessee.

History

The museum was founded in 1954 when the Rev. Reuel B. Pritchett, a minister of the Church of the Brethren and a farmer from White Pine, Tennessee, bequeathed his large collection of historic and interesting articles of antiquity (nearly 6,000 items) to Bridgewater College.