Virginia Historical Society
Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is a private organization and derives its support from membership and endowment. Chief Justice John Marshall was elected its first president, and former president James Madison was elected its first honorary member. The organization is housed in the Battle Abbey, that began as the Confederate Memorial Association shrine to the Confederate Dead.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Frances Pollard, Chief Librarian)
Hours: Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed federal holidays
Public transportation, maps, and directions:
Internet sites and databases:
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Admission to the research library and museum is free.
Research at the Virginia Historical Society; [www.vahistorical.org/publications/books.htm Books and Research Guides at the VHS]; Virginia's Civil War: A Guide to Manuscripts at the Virginia; and VHS, Guide to African American Manuscripts.
If you cannot visit or find a record at the Virginia Historical Society, a similar record may be available at one of the following.