(804) 493-8440

News

Blog posts on news and events happening at the Westmoreland County Museum!

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...

Top 9 Reasons to Attend Game Day

Top 9 Reasons to Attend Game Day

The Top 9 Reasons to Attend Game Day at Montross Soda Shoppe on February 10th, 11 am-5 pm. 9) 8) 7) 6) 5) 4) 3) 2) 1) For more fun, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Vine, and YouTube.

Law & Order: In honor of Buddy Jackson

Law & Order: In honor of Buddy Jackson

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...

First Female Mayor in Northern Neck

First Female Mayor in Northern Neck

First Female Mayor in the Northern Neck Mary Morris Sumner 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...

Valentine’s Day History

Valentine’s Day History

The History of Valentine's Day Near the end of the 18th century, new printing techniques followed by lower postage rates finally made Valentines cards affordable. These changes allowed commercially-made cards to emerge in addition to handwritten letters. Valentines...

Westmoreland County Museum Open House

Westmoreland County Museum Open House

    Come to the Wakefield building to see the Connecting Friends doll display             place a donation on our Giving Tree   celebrate the holidays with music, food and fun!          To reserve...

Haunting of Montross

Haunting of Montross

There will be strong spirits rising and treats galore if you survive the haunting time in the Town of Montross from Thursday, Oct. 29 through Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31.  Beginning Thursday, exciting activities for folks of all ages will be taking place...

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...

Polar Express at Westmoreland County Museum

Polar Express at Westmoreland County Museum

Polar Express at Westmoreland County Museum A Special Thanks to Andy Rander for showcasing his Polar Express Model Train and Carolyn Rander for setting up a snowy village. To Watch the video of the train traveling through the village, follow the link below:...