Tag Archives: Collections

Law & Order: In honor of Buddy Jackson

  Stop by Westmoreland County Museum to see our current exhibits, running through mid-November. “Law & Order: In honor of Buddy Jackson”.  If you can’t make it in person to see our exhibits, watch our “Law & Order” video on Buddy Jackson here: Law & Order Video

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Mary Morris Sumner with border

First Female Mayor in Northern Neck

      It seems to be the year for women to break the glass ceiling.  With Hillary becoming the first female nominee for a major party, Westmoreland County Museum decided to wrap our Fall exhibit into this historic election.  Mary Sumner was married to Captain Allen Sumner, a man with an impressive military career until […]

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Grant’s Church Exhibit

      Grant United Methodist Church Methodists have been meeting in the Lerty area of Westmoreland County since the 1870’s. They used a field school that was located on the property of Frances Lucy Belfield and then the home of Mrs. Stella Wroe for their meetings. The first Church building was constructed in 1883 under […]

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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 […]

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Robert Washington Sydnor

New to the Museum: Confederate Dollar Bill

New to Westmoreland County Museum’s collection: a 1862 Westmoreland County, VA Confederate dollar bill. It was donated by Charles Sydnor in memory of Robert Washington Sydnor. Thank you, Charles, for your wonderful donation!

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Share on the Square

2013 Share on the Square: Car Show, Food Drive, Arts & Crafts Vendors

The Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization & the Westmoreland County Museum sponsored an Antique Car Show and Food Drive with Arts, Crafts, and Produce vendors. Congrats to the car show winner= a Cadillac Hearse from Grissom and Law.

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