Greene County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the
fast-vanishing Greene County of earlier times, for current and future
residents. A lot is going on, so here is a thumbnail sketch.
Society is working hard to renovate the Old Jail. Now that Voter
Registration has moved to their new location (32 Stanard Street), we’ve
been able to focus on using the lower floor as exhibit and research
A major renovation is under way, and we have made a big start by
putting in proper climate control (heating, cooling and humidity
control), to protect delicate fabrics and documents.
We’ve applied to NiSource, parent of Columbia Gas, for a grant to help
with the rest of the renovation, and hope to hear this year whether they
have awarded us any money. We are also going to be getting some help
from the University of Virginia’s
Special Collections staff, who will do an audit of our collections and
give us some guidance as to how to best care for them.
In the not too distant future, we hope to return to having regular
open hours – but this can only happen if we attract a group of
volunteers who will serve as docents.
Have I told you why people should be interested? We have a wonderful
collection of artifacts from Greene’s past, and we have a huge database
of information about Greene’s past population for genealogy research. If
we don’t preserve these items and this information, it will be lost
Jackie Pamenter, Greene County Historical Society
Photos of Greene County by Lou Page