Last updated: 1/7/2010
Berryville, Virginia
Street Address
32 East Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 306
Berryville, VA 22611
phone: 540-955-2600
e-mail: ccha@visuallink.com
web: www.clarkehistory.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Staff
Jennifer Lee, Executive Director
phone: 540-955-2600
Mary T. Morris, Archivist
Description

In 2007, the Clarke County Historical Association began planning a new and exciting museum experience for visitors to our headquarters in Berryville. On November 19, 2009, under the leadership of our late CCHA president Roger Chavez, that vision became a reality.

Artifacts on display in the museum’s three rooms include the money chest from Lord Fairfax’s Greenway Court land office, a pistol carried by a member of Company D, 6th Virginia Cavalry (the “Clarke Cavalry”), a Chinese ceramic punch basin that once belonged to Nathaniel Burwell, racing silks from Audley Farm, and a former slave’s corn-cutting knife from a home in Josephine City.

Two of the rooms also feature films that combine historical photographs, contemporary footage, and the art of noted illustrator Richard Schlecht to tell a panoramic story of the pre- and early history of Clarke County and of the county's continuing efforts to preserve a unique and special way of life.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

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