ATTENTION!!! Hours Change at Bath County Historical Society. Beginning immediately, we will be open on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. On December 1, 2013, we will close for the winter, and be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We plan to reopen in April 2014. A notice will appear on our site to let you know what day. Thank you.
Uncovering the History of Bath County's Segregated Schools: The story of two Rosenwald Schools for the black community - May 9. 2013 7 PM
Cynthia Boteler will present her research on the two local Rosenwald school buildings (Switchback & TC Walker) at the Old Dairy Barn in Warm Springs. Also featured will be Virginia State University Archivist Lucious Edwards and anthropologist, historian & director of the Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College, Dr. Lynn Rainville.
BCHS President Rick Armstrong Now Working 2-3 Days Per Week at the Museum
Organizing, protecting and cataloging our collection is a top priority for the historical society. To help us move forward, Rick Armstrong has joined our staff to provide additional energy, expertise and time for this arduous task. The historical society has also sought guidance from Paulette Schwarting of the Virginia Historical Society for advice and planning with the project.
New Museum Software at BCHS
Our new museum software promises to provide the necessary infrastructure and support we will need to make great strides in the proper cataloging of our large collection of artifacts. We're getting off to a great start--but much to do!
New Note Cards and 5x7 Prints Available
Doreen Ralston art - available at the museum retail area
VHS Guests Receive Museum Tour
A number of guests visiting from the Virginia Historical Society enjoyed a tour of the Bath museum hosted by Rick Armstrong, while Nell Carpenter narrated a slideshow of the museum's Hoover photographs.
Preserving Bath County's Past For Generations to Come
The Mission of the Bath County Historical Society is to
collect, preserve, protect and publicly display material that is historically
significant to Bath County; to sponsor the publication of articles and books
focused on this historical record; to contribute to the understanding of Bath County
history, and be developing a direct and meaningful relationship with the
schools, the community and genealogical researchers