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Our mission is to preserve the history of Westmoreland County and its people through its collections, library, research materials, exhibits and educational programs in order to increase the understanding and appreciation of the Count's heritage.

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George Washington- The Romantic

George Washington, The Romantic

  Martha Washington destroyed all of her correspondence with her husband when he died in 1799.  Only three letters survived, two of which were found beneath a desk drawer after her death. One of these brief letters, penned by George during the Revolutionary War, is a sweet reminder of the love that Martha and he shared.  This letter is archived at […]

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Christmas Gala

                                                

Doll Mittens- cropped

Connecting Friends Holiday Doll Display and Raffle

Connecting Friends Holiday Doll Display and Raffle       Come out to see this amazing handcrafted work and buy a raffle ticket to win a bride doll with 10 outfits and accessories!

Valentine Rose Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day

In Honor of Valentine’s Day, we are showcasing a circa 1893 Wedding Dress  of Mary Cornelia Weaver Hall from the museum’s collection. Mary Cornelia Weaver Hall (born August 18, 1859- died May 6, 1930) married William Madison Hall of Oakville Farm in 1893.  The dress is handmade; in addition, the lace and satin details were applied one stitch at […]

Photo by Brianna Morris

Museum Selfie Day

                January 21st was #MuseumSelfie Day on Twitter.  Here are some of our photos:   #MuseumSelfie Day! If U R visiting the @Museum_WCM, we’d love 2 see your #WestmorelandSelfie! See William Pitt selfie pic.twitter.com/kP7JQ86oUk — Westmoreland Museum (@Museum_WCM) January 21, 2015

Volunteer Expo

Photos of the Volunteer Expo

Photos from the Volunteer Expo, last Sat. It was sucessful and we look forward to doing this next year. Thanks to everyone for coming out. Thanks to Northern Neck Chevrolet for sponsoring the food and to Missey Collins making the cookies! Thanks to Susan Ripol, Walt Heyer, Kathryn Wittman, Helen Bell, and Maggie Bowen for […]

Linda Boatman

An Evening with Linda Boatman

Photos of Linda Boatman’s “Art & Wine” event at Westmoreland County Museum and the Inn at Montross, March 12th, 5-7 pm. Linda Boatman will be donating 20% of her proceeds to the museum so please help a local artist and the museum by purchasing some art!

Winter Newsletter

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter.

March 2014 Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter

Our newsletter for March 2014.

Joan Campbell and Jamie VanPelt

Art and Wine with Joan Campbell and Jamie VanPelt

Join us from 5-7 pm for a glimmering view of Treasures from the Land & Sea. Afterwards, keep the conversation flowing over dinner & wine at the Inn at Montross.