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Statement from Westmoreland County Museum

A Statement from Westmoreland County Museum The Westmoreland County Museum board acknowledge the tragic deaths and injustices against the country’s people of color that led from peaceful protests to the riots and violence of the last few weeks. We are deeply saddened...
WCM is closed

WCM is closed

Effective April 1, 2020, Westmoreland County Museum and its annex buildings will close. On Monday, in a further effort to combat the novel coronavirus, Governor Northam issued a “stay at home” order to all Virginians effective immediately.  This order will remain in...
New to the Museum: Confederate Dollar Bill

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!
Westmoreland News: Town Facelift Coming Soon

Westmoreland News: Town Facelift Coming Soon

In a nail-biting gathering last Wednesday, 10 business-owners were revealed as recipients of part of an $80,000 matching grant issued by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for proposals to improve their shopfronts in downtown Montross. The...
Westmoreland News: Memories Old and New

Westmoreland News: Memories Old and New

For Bridget Gillions memories of her first business in Montross, 25 years ago, are bittersweet. The shop, Earlene’s Flowers & Gifts was torn down in 2008. “I started there and it has a lot of memories,” said Gillions, who now owns Bridget’s Bouquets in Montross....