Halifax County Historical Society

Halifax County Historical Society members Crag Wofford and Ginger Gentry work to organize the society collection.

The Halifax County Historical Society continues with its mission to bring together those people interested in preserving artifacts and structures of importance to Halifax County and to disseminate historical information to the public.

The society has been fortunate to have a home donated through as anonymous source, according to Barbara Bass, society president. The Chaffin House is located at 110 Mountain Road and is listed in the Mountain Road Historic District.

“The house needs a major restoration, which will allow the society to continue its work. There are plans for a research room for the public and a meeting room for society programs,” she explained.

To help, the organization is launching a capital campaign.

The society over the last 14 years has published 19 books and with permission reprinted an additional six. The latest two publications are “An Architectural History of Halifax County, Virginia,” and “Berry Hill Plantation and the Bruce Family.”

Other society products include an annual ornament (this year is number 15); two historic maps, historic jigsaw puzzles and miscellaneous items.

The society was organized in 1976 and in 2004 applied for and received its 501(C)(3) status. Until now the society has not had a facility of its own but continued to meet in other locations.

“Having the Chaffin House will allow the society a space to work on its publications and to continue to serve the community,” Bass said.

“The society thanks you in advance for any support,” she added.

For more information, contact Barbara Bass at 434-579-0083 or email bdbass@cstone.net.

Donation flyers are available at the Visitor Center in South Boston and Peddler’s Market in Halifax.