Last updated: 4/27/2021
Wytheville, Virginia
Street Address
115 West Spiller Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 730
Wytheville, VA 24382
Hours
WCHS Research Library
Monday - Tuesday10 AM - 4 PM
Staff
Frances Emerson, Museum Director
Description

The Wythe County Historical Society was organized on April 17, 1970 with a commitment to the preservation, collection and interpretation of Wythe County history in its many forms. WCHS acts in partnership with the Town of Wytheville Department of Museums to assist in identifying and acquiring artifacts and archival materials. The Society also assists in the presentation and protection of the collections owned by the Wythe County Historical Society and the Town of Wytheville that make up the Haller-Gibboney House and the Thomas J. Boyd Museum collection.

Mission

The Wythe County Historical Society is committed to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Wythe County history, and seeks to educate the public through public programs and online and printed materials, as well as physical artifacts. The Society partners with and supports the Town of Wytheville Department of Museums to coordinate programs and make artifacts and archival materials accessible to the public to achieve the vision of each organization.

Governance

The Society is led by a Board of Directors consisting of: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, three at-large Directors and the Director of Museums. Membership meetings are held in March, June, September, and December. A Society picnic is also held during the summer. Membership meetings are held at the Heritage Preservation Center located at 115 W. Spiller Street.

Library

The Wythe County Historical Society maintains a library at the Heritage Preservation Center located at 115 W. Spiller Street. Here one can find articles pertaining to Wythe County history and conduct genealogical research. Items found in the library include: newspapers, family files and archives, reference books, including the Architectural Resources in Wythe County, and copies of the Wythe County Historical Review. The library offers past issues of the Wythe County Historical Review for sale. The library is staffed by staff members and volunteers. For assistance please call (276) 223-6061 or (276) 223-3330 for more information.

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

The Society has two publications: The Rock House Dispatch, which contains information about the Society and the Town of Wytheville Department of Museums, and the Wythe County Historical Review, which contains articles of local history written by local authors. The Dispatch is printed quarterly while the Review is published annually. The Wythe County Historical Review can also be found at http://wytheville.org/museums/wchr/membership.php There is a small fee payable through PayPal for the use of this site, and you will need to create an account to access the Review.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

This information, including business hours, addresses and contact information is provided for general reference purposes only. No representation is made or warranty is given as to its content or the reliability thereof. User assumes all risk of use. Stories USA, Inc. and its content suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Please call ahead to verify the dates, the location and directions.
THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS!
Dallas, Texas

Johnny World Products is a family owned and operated business based in Cleveland, Ohio. We began operations in 2018 with a focus on bringing original design products to consumers who have the same daily problems as we do in our family. Since inception, every product that we sell has been our own design and has been exclusively manufactured by us. We are not “re-sellers”.

MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Saturday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference 2022
Richmond, Virginia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri
Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18, 2022 — Kingsport, Tennessee
Tennessee Association of Museums 2022 Annual Conference
Kingsport, Tennessee
Tuesday, March 22 - Friday, March 25, 2022 — Waco, Texas
Texas Association of Museums 2022 - Growing Together: Tackling The Challenges Of Today & Tomorrow
Waco, Texas
Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9, 2022 — Point Pleasant, West Virginia
West Virginia Association of Museums 2022 Conference
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Sunday, April 24 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
PA Museums’ 2022 Conference
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 15 - Saturday, May 28, 2022 — Statesboro, Georgia
Center of Excellence Tick Workshop 2022
Statesboro, Georgia
Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
InterActivity 2022: Play The Long Game -Association of Children's Museums
St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22, 2022 — Slinger, Wisconsin
2022 Fire Museum Seminar
Slinger, Wisconsin
Sunday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022 — Golden, Colorado
2022 Country School Association of America Conference
Golden, Colorado
Thursday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — Tacoma, Washington
ALHFAM 2022 CONFERENCE & ANNUAL MEETING
Tacoma, Washington
Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2022 — Owings Mills, Maryland
ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS 2022 ANNUAL SUMMIT
Owings Mills, Maryland
Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
Buffalo, New York