Appomattox County Historical Society
Ongoing Projects 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 Appomattox. 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.