Operating a non-profit, all volunteer, organization and maintaining facilities is always a
challenge. We have a strong team of dedicated members that have been striving to improve
all areas of our organization since its formation in 1971.
In addition to the administrative tasks of the organization and the planning and staffing of
our fundraising events, we always have projects in progress that will both improve our
facilities and enhance the service that we provide to our community and visitors to
Below are just a few of the recent projects that we have undertaken. Please consider making
a donation to our organization to help with these efforts. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organization, your donation to us is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Clover Hill Village
We have recently completed an addition to one of our pole barns, together with electrical
service, that allows us to have live entertainment at our events that is sheltered from any
unforeseen inclement weather.
Museum - exterior
Our museum building in the old county jail is finally in need of a new roof after 120 years. In
addition to our own money earned from fundraising activities, we have received grants and
donations that have allowed us to completely replace the roof that had deteriorated beyond
the point of repair.
Museum - interior
In addition to display artifacts collected over the years, we have amassed a substantial
collection of books, manuscripts, microfilms and family genealogies that pertain to
Appomattox and the surrounding areas. To properly house this collection and make it easily
available to the visiting public, we are creating a new genealogy and local history library
within our museum building. In order to do this, we are completely renovating two rooms in
the building and rearranging all of our displays. To maintain our artifact and library
inventories, we have purchased new computer equipment and PastPerfect museum software.
We are currently seeking funds to help complete this renovation and to purchase a new
microfilm reader along with other library equipment and new display cases. We also hope to
add some new technology to our displays with video and audio accompaniments to make
some of our displays interactive for the benefit of our visitors.
Below left is a “work-in-progress” picture of our new library room and to the right is a
picture of the second room undergoing renovation that will house exhibits provided by the
Appomattox Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.