Danville Historical Society P.O. Box 6, Danville, VA 24543-0006 www.danvillehistory.org
The Danville Historical Society is proud to announce a Civil War related mini-exhibit and several programs in April.
For more information, please click here.
Enjoy a short "tour" of Danville's Holbrook-Ross National Historic District.
Learn more about Danville history.
German POWs in Danville
In 1944, German POWs were brought to Danville and housed in "The Castle" -- a former military school.
In 1992, a Danville Community College student named Michael Turner researched the history of this time. With his permission, we have excerpted his paper in our February newsletter and posted the entire paper on our website. Click here to read it.
You may also wish to read a shorter article about the POWs that was written for Evince magazine in 2004 by Chris Ford, local historian and DCC library specialist. Click here for this article.
Are you interested in helping the Danville Historical Society? You're 100% tax deductible donation helps support the Danville Historical Society's general operating expenses, collections, and programming.
Danville, Virginia is located in the south-central Piedmont region of the state, right on the North Carolina border. It is surrounded on three sides by Pittsylvania County. Virginia -- the state's largest -- and by Caswell County, North Carolina to the south.