Danville Historical Society P.O. Box 6, Danville, VA 24543-0006 www.danvillehistory.org
Danville Historic District
Millionaires Row and the Old West End National Register Historic District boasts some of the best Victorian and Edwardian domestic architecture in all of Virginia and North Carolina.
Many of the mansions built by the tobacco and textile barons of the late 19th century still stand as testimony to the wealth and power of those industries.
Danville's Tobacco Warehouse District
It's one of a kind.
It's packed with information.
The Danville Historical Society has nominated a 1798 General Store Ledger to the Virginia Top 10 Most Endangered Artifact campaign. This ledger documents the people who lived in and around Danville just five years after it was founded, and the fascinating items they purchased.
The ledger shows who made the purchases -- often the person himself, but sometimes a trusted slave. This one-of-a-kind artifact gives us precious insight into the earliest days of Danville's History.
The Top 10 Most Endangered Artifacts in Virginia will be publicly announced on September 9.
Click here to find out why this campaign is so important.
Clara Fountain Postcard Collection
Postcards provide a wonderful visual history of a local area. Please help the Danville Historical Society raise funds to purchase the 1000+ postcard collection from local historian and deltiologist Clara Fountain. Her magnificent collection will greatly enhance our holdings and make a wonderful public display.
The cost of the collection is $3000.00. We are just $600 from our goal after receiving another $100 donation! We're almost there!
Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Thank you for helping the Danville Historical Society grow and improve its collections!
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.
Are you interested in helping the Danville Historical Society in general? You're 100% tax deductible donation helps support the Danville Historical Society's general operating expenses, collections, and programming.
41st Annual Holiday Tour
The Danville Historical Society's annual Holiday Tour is fast approaching (December 13 & 14). Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring the tour? Click here for the sponsorship form. Click here for sponsorship contact sign up sheet. Fill out both forms and mail them to the address on the forms.
If you are interested in assisting with this year's tour, as a docent or other volunteer, please contact Ann Sylves at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Corp at email@example.com.