HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA INCORPORATED
- Arts & Culture
LocationPO BOX 484341 West Main St.ABINGDON, VA 24212 United States
Our vision is to be an educational resource and community leader committed to collecting, preserving and sharing the records of people, places and events, so that future generations may find common interest and knowledge in the unique heritage of our County and surrounding region.
Founded in 1936, the Historical Society's goal is to preserve the history of Washington County and Southwest Virginia for future generations. Our research library holds almost 8,000 publications, over 200,000 digitized images, almost 30,000 digitized newspaper images and over 1,250,000 indexed records. We host interpretive tours of Sinking Spring Cemetery with over 2,000 graves dating back to 1776. We also have exhibits of our artifacts, historical programs for the public, and an annual conference on African American history in Washington County.