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Highlights, May 2022
  Cholera Comes to the Blue Ridge Tunnel  by Mary Lyons
Railroad track workers
Railroad track workers ca 1850's

Irish canal workers sang a doleful tune about the "choleray" in the 1830s.  A coffin maker in Waynesboro called it "cholery" in the 1850's.  Whatever the pronunciation of cholera in those days, it was the scourge of Richmond, Scottsville, and Rockfish Gap in the summer of 1854.  It seemed to appear out of nowhere during that brutally hot season, then mysteriously vanish."

To learn more about this invisible killer that arrived, then disappeared that dreadful summer of 1854 in Virginia, see:  Cholera Comes to the Blue Ridge Tunnel

Highlights, April 2022
  Scottsville Museum Opens, Sunday, 03 April 2022
The Scottsville Museum opens next weekend on Sunday, April 3, with a special program at 2 p.m.  First, we are opening a new exhibit, entitled "Photographs of Scottsville," that features the work of local photographer, Edna Tapscott Anderson.  Edna's beautiful pictures celebrate our local landscape---mountains, farms, rivers.  She lives in Warren on the land her family has owned and farmed for generations.  Edna's work is on view near a case of photographs by William Burgess, a Scottsville photographer of a previous era.  Burgess's work featured buildings and people, while Edna's work focuses on the land.

The next event is a book signing of Stories from Scottsville: Tales of a Small Virginia Town.  The author, Ruth W. Klippstein, will be on hand to sign your copy.  If you already bought a copy of this book, bring it along for her to sign.  The book costs $15---please bring cash or a check for your purchase.  In the book, you will find many stories collected by Ruth while writing her history column for The Scottsville Monthly newspaper from 2003 to 2017.  In the Prologue, she acknowledges "the generosity of the many people in the Scottsville area that she interviewed for her articles.  She is in debt to their profound local knowledge and willingness to talk."

The Scottsville Museum will be open on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.  Admission is free although donations are gladly received. 

Photographs of Scottsville by Edna T. Anderson:
Edna Tapscott Anderson

Edna Tapscott Anderson and her husband and her husband Robert (Bob) Anderson live today in Warren on land that Edna's family has owned and farmed for generations.  Both of them graduated from Scottsville High School, Edna in 1850 and Bob in 1947.

Edna was an adult when she began taking photographs, mostly of the beloved landscape in which she lives.  This view of the Blue Ridge mountains from near her home is an iconic image and is now displayed in eighteen different countries around the world.

Bob says, "I had about three cameras, but once I saw what Edna could do, I gave it up!"  Edna has always had an eye for beauty.  She has painted, but comments, "With photography you get the results a little quicker!"

Edna is not taking many photos now, but she still loves to look at the landscape.  She will take you to her back porch to show you the vista over fields, the ice ponds, and woods to the mountains.  "So beautiful," she says.

Do come to Scottsville Museum on weekends to see a small collection of Edna's "Photographs of Scottsville" on display!
Edna Tapscott Anderson at her piano in 2011
Edna Tapscott Anderson happily playing her piano at home in 2011.


Highlights, March 2022
  Docent Appreciation Tea, 20 March 2022
Docent Appreciation Tea, 02 March 2022
Seated:  Leanne Grove and her puppy; Standing (L to R): Fannie Louden, Cathy Russo,
Barbara Wilkinson, Langden Mason, and Cenie Re Sturm.

On Sunday, 20 March 2022, Scottsville Museum's Docent Appreciation Tea was hosted by Barbara Wilkinson at Mt. Walla.  Delicious refreshments, some words from our President Evelyn Edson, and a review of new features from our 2022 exhibit were much enjoyed by all docents in attendance at the tea in this historic Scottsville home on Littleberry Lane. 

Mt. Walla sits on a bluff overlooking Scottsville and the horseshoe bend of the James River and was built on the original Edward Scott patent of 1732.  Albemarle County deed research by Richard Nicholas of the Scottsville Museum indicates that the home may have been built by Richard Moon between 1821 and 1828.  Both the house and its view from the bluff are amazing!  And our docents had wonderful fun catching up with all of their colleagues and friends - thank you, Barbara Wilkinson!

We wish to thank our docents for our successful 2021 season: Irene Ballowe, Lisa Bittner, Mary and David Bova, Valerie Brautigam, Gwynne Daye, Evelyn Edson, Connie Geary, Leanne Grove, Ruth Klippstein, Nancy Koenig, Ralph Lewis, Fannie Louden, Langden Mason, Richard "B" Maxwell, Laura Mellusi, Stuart Munson, Peter Rapp, Cathy Russo, Gloria Scharer, Marilyn & Bob Schwarz, Ron & Patti Smith, Cenie Re Sturm, Bob and Judy Tharpe, Cathy Thomson, Tom Thomson, Barbara Wilkinson, and Denise Williams.

See you at Scottsville Museum in Season 2022 --- we reopen on Sunday, April 3, with a brief program at 2 pm.

History Book Launch at Scottsville Museum, 05 March 2022
Ruth Klippstein, Author

A book launch of Ruth Klippstein's new book, Stories from Scottsville:  Tales of a Small Virginia Town,
will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baine's Coffee and Books.  Baine's is located at 485 Valley Street in Scottsville, VA. 

Toots (shown at left) will be on hand to sign books.  The book costs $15, and thanks to the generosity of Leanne Grove, all proceeds will go to the Scottsville Museum.  To learn more about this book, please read our January 2022 Highlights article below.  Hope to see you at Baines on Saturday, March 5th!


Highlights, February 2022
  Oswin Smith Harris, Civil War Soldier for Virginia
Oswin Smith Harris, ca. 1900
Oswin Smith Harris (shown at left) was born on 03 August 1834, in Albemarle County, Virginia, and was the son of Thomas W. Harris (1803-1861) and Elizabeth Maupin (1805-1881).  Oswin entered the Civil War in 1862 and served for Virginia in the Post Quartermaster Department, Captain Thomas Wood, Charlottesville.  During one battle, Oswin suffered a gunshot wound to his arm, but continued his Civil War service until Virginia surrendered and the War ended in Spring 1865.  This war injury to Oswin's arm resulted in total paralysis of his arm by 1904, and he no longer could earn a living for his family by farming or in any other occupation.  Oswin submitted a soldier's disability application to the State of Virginia in March 1904.  To learn more, see: Oswin S. Harris, Post Quartermaster Department, Captain Thomas Wood, Virginia.

Highlights, January 2022
  Stories from Scottsville: Tales of a Small Virginia Town
Stories from Scottsville: Tales of a Small Virginia Town
Scottsville Museum is happy to share the news that a new history book, Stories from Scottsville: Tales of a Small Virginia Town by Ruth W. Klippstein, has just been published.  Scottsville is a small town with a long history, from the Monacan nation that first settled nearby to the arrival of Europeans and the establishment of the town in the 18th century.  Scottsville based its economy on its strategic location at the Horseshoe Bend of the James River, where trade and transport, first by batteau or river boats and later by canal, flourished. The town is fortunate to have preserved buildings from each period of its existence.

The articles in this book were researched and written by Ruth W. Klippstein for the Scottsville Monthly between 2003 and 2017.  They are based on extensive interviews with local citizens as well as on-the-ground investigations of local sites.  Through Ruth's words, you will meet the local characters and great events which shaped Scottsville's history and reflect the larger history of America itself.

Following are the table of contents of this book with the title/topic of each chapter:  "Heritage Farm's Living History";  "Encountering Spirits of the Past";  "The Bottled Goods of Scottsville's Past";  "Memories of the Town of Warren and Whitted Family";  "Exploring the History of the Rock House";  "Scottsville's Confederates: The Failed Migration to Venezuela";  "How the Herndon House Endured";  "A Peek at a Patch of Scottsville History";  "Virginia McGraw Still Leading Scottsville";  "Dear Old Scottsville, Dear Old School";  "Scottsville Continues Winning Streak";  "Loving the Luv'n Oven";  "The Life and Times of Scottsville's Town Council";  "The Yankees Ride Into Scottsville";  "William Walker House: A Piece of History Caught in Time";  "A History of Maple Hill";  "Pine Knot Still Standing";  "A Tangled History of 345 East Main Street";  "Scottsville's Bygone Days";  "Papers Tell Scottsville's History";  "I'm the Most Famous Poor Person You'll Ever Meet";  The Night the Books Burned";  "Memories of Golf, the Rubber Plant, and Days Gone By";  Scottsville Bricks: The Puzzle Remains";  "Favorite Things in Life: Honolulu and Women";  "D. Wiley Anderson: Inventor Purveyor, Designer";  "Dear Old Scottsville High";  "Scottsville Celebrated Its History in Style";  "The Lost House of Scottsville";  "The Booming Scottsville of the 1840s";  "Of Rivers, Wells, and Springs";  "Parlor Games and Tricks";  "The History of Main Street's Empty Place";  "Memories of the Scottsville Mill";  "Scottsville's Old Magic";  "Life in Black and White";  "Almost Forty Years Later, It' Still "Skippy's";  "At the Crossroads of History and Commerce";  "Local Family Says, 'We are Perfectly Delighted with Jerusalem'";  "More Horse Talk";  "A Real Variety Store";  "An Honored Life (Lottie Moon)";  "Never to be forgotten (Ashby Mayo)";  "Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits";  "July Fourth: A Scottsville Tradition";  "Scottsville Fire Department";  "The Beals of Scottsville";  "Scottsville on the James: Life on the Water";  "Scottsville 'Blows Off the Lid'";  and "The 'Whiskey Question:" Part II.

This fascinating history of Scottsville, Virginia, may be purchased online at Amazon.com.  Enjoy!

Highlights, December 2021
  Salute to Arbutus May Thacker, 1926-2021  
Arbutus May (Deihl) Thacker, ca. 1950's

Arbutus May (Diehl) Thacker, devoted wife of A. Raymon Thacker and mother of Matthew Thacker, passed away on December 8, 2021, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.  She was born on February 27, 1926, a daughter of the late John and Annie (Wheatley) Diehl.  For many years, Arbutus lived in Reedville, Richmond, and Scottsville, VA, and worked as a hairdresser.  Arbutus was a devoted wife of A. Raymon Thacker and mother of Matthew Thacker.

To learn more about Arbutus Thacker and her family, see: Arbutus May (Diehl)Thacker.



Salute to Lillian Ruth Schafft, 1922-2021
Lillian Ruth Schafft, 2015

Lillian Ruth Schafft, who died on December 13, 2021, at age 99, was an energetic member of the Scottsville Community.  As Literary Chair of the Scottsville Council of the Arts, Lillian solicited contributions for an anthology of local writers, Riverbanks to Mountaintops: Writings by Rural Virginians, (2013). She also ran a program for elementary school children, encouraging them to become writers and giving them an opportunity to read their works in public at the Scottsville Library.  Lillian was also a generous contributor to the Scottsville Museum.  After she retired to Our Lady of Peace in Charlottesville, Lillian continued to stay plugged in to local happenings.  As long as she was able, Lillian had a "Telephone Ministry," reaching out to people she knew, who were ailing or in trouble.  Lillian is survived by her daughters, Linda LaFontaine and Ruth Ann Rehm, and five grandchildren.  Her funeral service was on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlottesville, VA.

For more details on Lillian Ruth Schafft's life, see her obituary at the Thacker Brothers Funeral Homes website.  (https://www.thackerbrothers.com/listings)

The above 2015 photo of Mrs. Schafft is courtesy of the American Bible Society, News, May 15, 2015.  (https://news.americanbible.org)


Highlights, November 2021
  Jackie Jensen, Famous Baseball Player  by Evelyn Edson
Jackie Jensen, Boston Red Sox, 1959
A recent biography of Jackie Jensen, baseball star of the 1950's, is entitled The Golden Boy and authored by George Martin.  Not only was Jackie handsome and fair-haired, but he was a fantastic athlete, playing both football and baseball in high school and college, but eventually going to the major leagues with the NY Yankees.  There he was awed to be on a team with his idol, Joe Dimaggio.  Jackie was traded to the Senators, and Casey Stengel was to say later, "Trading Jackie Jensen was the biggest mistake of my life!"  Jackie eventually wound up with the Boston Red Sox and played for them as a right fielder for nine years, 1953-1961. 

To learn more about Jackie Jensen, his family and baseball career, and his retirement activities near Scottsville, see: Jackie Jensen, Famous Baseball Player.

Highlights, October 2021
  Jefferson's Cave Revisited  by Evelyn Edson
Snowden Cave, 2014; Photo by David Spears
The 'cave' at Snowden was dug out of phyllite rock, likely by someone searching for mineralized calcium carbonate (lime).  Faint traces of calcite (lime) can be seen on the rock surface.  David Spears, VA State Geologist, believes the hole in the rock face was probably made in a desperate attempt by a farmer to scrape out a little lime for fertilizer out of a lime-poor rock.  Photo by David Spears

Last week I repeated an antique local legend that Thomas Jefferson hid out in a riverside cave near Scottsville to escape advancing British troops in 1781. I heard immediately from two of my esteemed colleagues.

First, Joanne Yeck, author of (among other good books) The Jefferson Brothers.  During her work on the book, she painstakingly researched the story.  Jefferson reported on his escape with his family---no stage of his journey involved a cave.  You can read it in more detail in her article in the October 2014 Scottsville Monthly, see: Thomas Jefferson Did Not Sleep Here: The Cave at Snowden.

Second, Richard L. Nicholas, author of Sheridan's James River Campaign, wrote, "The Buckingham cave and Jefferson is all a myth!  As a geologist, I have walked the bluff along the James River in that area, and there is no cave.  David Spears, the State Geologist, has also explored the area and found only one very small area where someone apparently made a minor dig in search of a calcitic vein."  (For lime, used as fertilizer.)

So where do these stories come from?  This one was certainly repeated at length by Virginia More.  Joanne Yeck notes that this tale was cherished by descendants of Randolph Jefferson and appeared in a printed work about 1900.  So it's been with us for a while.  Everybody loves a good story (see: Moon Ghost), and the idea of the fastidious Thomas Jefferson crawling in a cave to escape the British is definitely appealing.  And, of course, we all love the connection to Scottsville.

Another point is that myths, what people believe, are a part of history, too.  Perhaps I was unduly influenced as I have been reading the Histories of the Greek historian, Herodotus, for a class at the Senior Center.  Says Herodotus, "This is what people say.  I do not necessarily believe it."


Highlights, September 2021
  Memories of the Dew Drop Inn
The Dew Drop Inn in Scottsville, ca. 2009
The Dew Drop Inn in Scottsville, ca. 2009

The Dew Drop Inn at 440 Valley Street was a Scottsville landmark for many years. Long time residents of Scottsville remember it was a high school hangout in the 1950's with plenty of loud rock n' roll blaring from the jukeboxes.  On the TV show, The Waltons, one character worked as a musician at the Dew Drop Inn in Scottsville.  The Dew Drop Inn closed in 2009, and today the building is the Beijing Kitchen.

To learn more about happy times at the Dew Drop Inn, see: The Dew Drop Inn.

Charles Thomas Moon's Grocery Store in Scottsville
Charles Thomas Moon grocery store
The Charles Thomas Moon Grocery Store, ca. 1910

The Charles Thomas Moon grocery store sat between the Masonic Lodge and the very edge of Mink Creek on Scottsville's Main Street.  On its first floor was the small store called Charles T. Moon Grocery, which was owned by Mr. Moon, and this building's second floor hosted a small apartment.

To learn more about Charles Moon and his grocery store, see: Charles Thomas Moon's Grocery Store in Scottsville.



Highlights, August 2021
  Pitts Market on Main Street, 1937-1962
Former Pitts Market Building in 2021
Shown above is building which hosted Pitts Market on Scottsville's Main Street from 1937-1962.

In the 1950's, Scottsville had four grocery stores.  One of these grocery stores, Pitts' Market, opened in 1937 across Main Street from the Methodist Church and just next door and to the east of the Masonic Lodge and Post Office building.  Pitts Market was run by William Robert Pitts and Ruth (Kent) Pitts.  The previous owners of the store were Edward and Betty Kent, Ruth's parents.  To learn more about Pitt's Market, see: Pitts Market on Main Street.



Highlights, July 2021
  Independence Day Celebration in Scottsville, 03 July 2021
Independence Day Parade in Scottsville, 2008
Independence Day Parade in Scottsville, July 2008 (Photo by Connie Geary)

On 03 July 2021, Scottsville will be hosting an Independence Day parade on Valley Street between 9:00 am - 11:30 am.  Plan to arrive early to park and set-up your chairs along Valley Street where you can enjoy this traditional small-town festivity.  Traditional Fourth of July fare will be available including barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob, popcorn, plus James River Brewery beers.  Other activities on 3 July include:

--Scottsville Museum will be open on 03 July from 10 am - 5:00 pm.  Admission is free.

--Scottsville Farmer's Market will be open from 9 am - 1:00 pm at the Scottsville Market Pavilion on Fleet Street. This event is sponsored by the Scottsville Farmers Market Vendors.  Local produce, baked goods, beverages, and crafts will be available for purchase.

--Scottsville Classic Car Cruise-in on 03 July from 10 am - 2:00 pm   This event is co-sponsored by All Star Barbers, George A. Dansey Plumbing, Town of Scottsville, and the Rivertown Antiques at the Uptown Shopping Center.  This is an open invitation for ALL cars to "cruise-in" and share your classic car passion with the Southern Albemarle community.  The Uptown Shopping Center is located on James River Road and Route 6 (Irish Road) in Scottsville.  Guest parking is available at the shopping center.  Admission is free.

--Independence Day Outdoor Concert by Mojo Pie on 03 July from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Dorrier Park (250 Page Street) in Scottsville.  Mojo Pie is Susan Munson and Frank Bechter on acoustic guitar and bass, playing their fun-filled originals and eclectric covers.  Event sponsored by the Town of Scottsville.  Parking available throughtout the historic downtown and at the "old" tire factory lot on Bird Street.  Admission is free.  Bring a blanket and picnic; food and beverages also available at local restaurants for take-out.

--Independence Day Outdoor Concert by Will Overman on 03 July from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Dorrier Park (250 Page Street) in Scottsville.  Overman is a Charlottesville-based singer-songwriter whose songs evoke the wisdom of an old soul with youthful optimism as he blends music genres of Folk, Pop, Country, and Rock n' Roll among his music.  Event sponsored by the Town of Scottsville.  Parking available throughtout the historic down town and at the "old" tire factory lot on Bird Street.  Admission is free.  Bring a blanket and picnic; food and beverages also available at local restaurants for take-out.


Highlights, June 2021
  James River Batteau Festival in Scottsville, 23 June 2021
Batteau on James River
A batteau participating in the James River Batteau Festival (Photo by Holt Messerly)

On 23 June 2021, Scottsville will be the halfway point for the 36th Annual Batteau Festival crews journeying on the James River from Lynchburg to Richmond.  Batteaux will begin arriving at the James River Reeling and Rafting campground (265 Ferry Street in Scottsville) about 3 pm, and the festival celebrations will continue until 7pm.  Join Scottsville on the James River Horseshoe Bend for a mid-week afternoon and evening of learning the history of the James River.  Food, music, and river stories are guaranteed.  At 5pm, music will be provided by the Charlottesville Band Ensembles: Brass Quintet, Clarinet Ensemble, and Sax Quartet.

The batteau was originally used as a cargo vessel, hauling tobacco leaves packed in giant barrels called "hogsheads", down the James River to Richmond where the cargo was transferred to sailing ships bound for Europe.  These batteaux plied the James from the 1700s until the coming of the railroad, which made most commercial river travel obsolete.  Though no original batteaux exist today, the remains of several were discovered by construction workers on a project in Richmond in 1983.

The batteaux that participate in the Batteau Festival are replicas based on the original designs and the surviving fragments of the boats found in Richmond.  They are designed to withstand the rocks and shallow water that are a feature of the summertime James and are built of white oak, with no keel.  Largely propelled by the current and kept off of rocks by long wooden poles, there is a 'sweep' at each end to steer.

During the Batteau Festival, these boats float a section of the James River each day, with the crews tying up and camping at predetermined sites at night.

The Scottsville Museum will be open during the Festival on Saturday from 1 pm - 5 pm.  Admission is free; donations are welcome.  See you there!

Salute to Ruth Lucilla Gardner Brooks, 05 June 2021
Ruth Brooks at Scottsville Museum, 2020
Ruth Brooks, a faithful Museum docent, puts the U.S. flag in place as she opened the Museum
to our visitors one Saturday in 2020.

Ruth Lucilla Gardner Brooks, a long-time volunteer at the Scottsville Museum, died on
June 5, 2021, at the age of 92.  Born in Esmont, Va., on November 9, 1928, Ruth was the daughter of William Kenton and Hattie Nelson Gardner.  She was the youngest of eight siblings, all of whom pre-deceased her.  Ruth received a cosmetology degree from St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, VA, and ran a beauty salon out of her home for over 50 years.

Ruth was a talented pianist, playing for area churches, and community events.  We remember especially an evening when she coaxed some rollicking tunes out of the antique pump organ in the Museum.

She served as a docent in the Museum and assisted with several exhibits.  Ruth was particularly helpful with "Schools of Southern Albemarle," an exhibit with photographs of Black and White schools and showcasing their variant treatments of history.

Ruth was married to Edward Thomas Brooks, and they had one son, Edward Rydell Brooks.  Edward Rydell Brooks, his wife Traci, and their three children (Kenton, Charles and Carla) remain to cherish Ruth's memory.


Highlights, May 2021
  Memorial Day at Scottsville Museum, 31 May 2021
Scottsville Museum
The Museum will be open on Memorial Day from 10 am - 5 pm.  Admission is free; donations are welcome.  See you there!

Sunday Drives, 10 May 2021 by Evelyn Edson:
Have you been getting out and about these pandemic days in the safest possible way?  Bring back the Sunday drive!  There are numerous possibilities in our scenic and historic area.  Consider "The Constitution Route," a designation for good old Route 20.  This route goes from Dillwyn to Orange, passing by "homes and birthplaces of four presidents, eleven governors, three treasure-filled museums, and more from the past," according to the Constitution Route publicity flyer.

Constitution Route Through Scottsville
The Constitution map from the Travel the Constitution Route.
Courtesy of Constitution Highway Association, Orange, Virginia

James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Fourth President of the United States, lived at Montpelier, near Orange, anchoring one end of the route.  Thomas Jefferson lived near Charlottesville, of course, though he was in Paris during the Constitutional Convention.  James Monroe, also lived near Charlottesville, was not at the convention and opposed the Constitution, as the original version did not include a Bill of Rights.  I was puzzled to find a fourth president, but the tour brochure offers up James Taylor's home, Bloomsbury, south of Orange.  He is identified as "the progenitor (great-grandfather) of both James Madison and Zachary Taylor."

There is lots of good history here, and the Scottsville Museum gets a boost.  Dillwyn makes the map as the home of Peter Francisco, Revolutionary War hero; Philip McKinney, one-time Governor of Virginia; and Carter G. Woodson, scholar of African-American history.  A brief detour to Buckingham Court House will find you looking at the courthouse itself, built according to a design by Thomas Jefferson.  Though burnt in 1869 and rebuilt, it has recently been restored to its original design.
Buckingham Court House, 2008
Buckingham County Courthouse, 2008;  Photographer:  Taber Andrew Bain

In his relentless push for the promotion of Scottsville, the late Raymon G. Thacker was particularly proud of our town's inclusion on the Constitution Route.  He presented the Museum with a very large framed copy of the map.


New Educational Activities For Kids:
Scottsville Museum is proud to announce we have added new educational activities to our web site for children in Grades 3 and 4.  These activities are based on six selected themes in Scottsville's history from 1732 to present: The Monacans; A Community Begins (1744-1762); Batteau Era; Canal Era (1830-1881); Civil War (1861-1865); and Floods.  These activities were created by Rachel Gottlieb, a former Institute For Public History intern at the Museum, who earned a Masters of Teaching from the University of Virginia.  Rachel's online educational materials include a teacher's guide, historical fact sheets for each theme, and activities that may include role playing, critical thinking, comparing and contrasting exercises, and matching games.   Rachel geared these activities to Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOL) for Grades 3 and 4.  These activities will be available online for parents and teachers seeking supplemental educational materials to teach local Virginia history, geography, government, and critical thinking.  Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your superb teaching skills with students of Albemarle County history!

To explore these new educational activities for kids, please visit: 
More Activities.

Museum's 2022 Membership Drive:
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