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Art, Culture, History, Historic House
The Tavern is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Hanover Courthouse Historic District. The District includes the Courthouse (1735 and listed separately as a National Landmark), old jail (1830s), clerk's office (early 19th Century), and the tavern. This set of buildings is a rare surviving example of the county governmental complex once common in Virginia.
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Specialized
"Invincible Spirit: History in the Heart of the Shenandoah " tells the history of Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from pre-Columbus times through the present. Here, you can learn which Native American groups utilized the Valley, understand the local impact of our nation's wars, explore a pioneer toolshed, discover what industries fed the pre-Civil War economy, and appreciate the new diversity of our community.
Archaeology, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History, Park, Specialized
This new English settlement would be called “The Commonwealth of Henrico” or “Henricus” in honor of the eldest son of King James I, Prince Henry. The recreated English settlement represents various military, trades, and farming elements of Henricus during the early colonial period from 1611-1622.
Culture, Historic House
Historic Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park opened in 1982 as a non-profit historical museum named for the National Landmark historic site on which we are located. A comprehensive cultural heritage museum of Middle Appalachia with exhibit galleries, 14 pioneer buildings dating to 1802, and the Red Barn exhibit/events building. The museum features a lively cultural/arts events schedule.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Located in downtown Abingdon, Virginia, the Historical Society is headquartered in the Old Norfolk&Western Train Depot. The Society is a leading center in the region for genealogical and historical research.