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.
And It Is One of the Top 10!
The Danville Historical Society is pleased to announce that its 1798 General Store Ledger has been named one of Virginia's Top 10 Most Endangered Artifacts. This ledger documents the people who lived in and around Danville just five years after it was founded. The names of many of these early residents now grace Danville's streets and some of their descendants still live in the area.
This one-of-a-kind artifact gives us precious insight into the earliest days of Danville's history. Now we hope to raise money to have this treasure conserved so that it will survive for hundreds of years more.
Clara Fountain Postcard Collection
Postcards, such as the one below, provide a wonderful visual history of a local area.
The Danville Historical Society is raising funds to purchase a collection of more than 1000 postcards from local historian and deltiologist Clara Fountain. Her magnificent collection spans most of the 20th century. It 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. Please help us with your 100% tax deductible donation.
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.