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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.

Recent blog posts written by WC Museum

James Monroe

James Monroe

Andrew Monroe, an immigrant from Scotland, settled on what is now called Monroe Creek on the south side of the Potomac in Virginia, in 1650. For five generations his descendants would live on this land making their living and taking an active part in church and county affairs.

George Washington

George Washington

John Washington, the immigrant, arrived in Westmoreland County circa 1656. He established a tobacco plantation which would support his family for several centuries. On this and neighboring Northern Neck plantations, a quality of life developed which somehow inspired men of the succeeding generations to greatness.

Thanks again to Cindy for the wonderful snacks that she donates to the museum's artist reception. She always does such a wonderful job! Thanks to my mom, Linda Bryant Morris for donating her beautiful lillies for the table, and Holly Gallagher for growing these in her garden

2013 Art & Wine Series

3rd Wednesday of Every Month beginning at 5:00pm with the exhibit shown at the original Museum building followed by Wine and Light Fare at The Inn at Montross.

Gus Paphides

An Evening with Gus Paphides

On Wednesday, April 17th local artist Gus Paphides exhibited his works – renew and re-use, innovative woodworking, birdhouses, fish, corkboards, and more. Live Guitar Music by Helle at the Inn at Montross afterwards.

Holly Harman

An Evening with Holly Harman

Local artist Holly Harman joined us at the Museum on Wednesday, February 20th to showcase some of her watercolors, photography and landscapes.