Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
P.O. Box 716
Montross VA 22520
Mission Statement

The mission of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and disseminate information and material of every nature relating to the history, antiquities, and literature of the Counties of the Northern Neck of Virginia. 

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathy G. Schuder
Board Chair Mr. William E. Elliott Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 716
Montross, VA 22520
Telephone 804 493-1862
Fax 0 000-0000
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $37,000.00

The mission of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and disseminate information and material of every nature relating to the history, antiquities, and literature of the Counties of the Northern Neck of Virginia. 


The NNVHS has published the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine (NNVHM) each year since 1951. The unique and educational collection of Magazines contain original articles, documents, and speeches relating to the history of events, places, and people of the Northern Neck. Magazines are available in many public and private libraries throughout the United States. The Magazine is distributed annually to members as a benefit of NNVHS membership.

The NNVHS library collection includes published and unpublished materials of family histories, vital records, immigration lists, census records, church and cemetery guides, and histories of Virginia and Northern Neck towns and counties.

Annual events hosted by the NNVHS include the commemorations of the 1766 Leedstown Resolutions, Independence Day Celebration at Burnt House Field & Yeocomico Church Service, and Robert Carter, III's Deed of Emancipation & The Lives of Those Set Free. Membership meetings are held each spring and fall. 

The John Paul Hanbury (JPH) Award Program is a signature award program of the NNVHS. The Award encourages and recognizes outstanding restoration or renovation of properties of historic or architectural interest in Virginia's Northern Neck. JPH Award winner(s) are announced each fall at the Society’s annual fall membership meeting.

The NNVHS’s Robert O. Norris (RON) Scholarship Program awards two Northern Neck graduating seniors a $1,000 (one thousand dollars) scholarship each, to help students with the costs of continuing education. The scholarships are awarded each year during the NNVHS spring membership meeting.

The NNVHS works closely with local and state historical societies, museums and organizations, to sponsor and/or host educational programs, historical highway markers, preservation of historical structures, and documentation of Northern Neck history.

Technology research is currently being conducted by the NNVHS for upgrading our data base and website. This research includes internet access for research of Northern Neck genealogy and history. Information will be available for public use, when completed.



Immediate needs for the Society include funding to help increase staff salary for extended hours of our library and researching needs ($10,000); funding for technology upgrades ($4,500); Increase of volunteer staff to research genealogy and history.


Founded in 1951, the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society (NNVHS) is a non-profit organization devoted to collecting, preserving and disseminating the past and present history of the Northern Neck of Virginia. The Society's headquarters is centrally located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, in the town of Montross, and is soley owned and maintained by the Society. The headquarters contains a genealogy and history library with a collection of over 1,000 published and unpublished materials, a research room and a meeting room.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Northern Neck
Northern Neck of Virginia, Northumberland County, Lancaster County, Westmoreland County, Stafford County, Richmond County, King George County
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. William E. Elliott Jr.
Company Affiliation President
Term Oct 2015 to Oct 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Jon Bachman Stratford Hall
Mr. Robert K. Bailey IIIPeoples Community Bank
Mr. Russell G. Brown Union First Market Bank
Mr. William E. Elliott Jr.Retired
Mr. R. Page Henley Jr.Retired
Dr. Lisa Jenkins-Haynie, MD Riverside Medical Group Callao
Mrs. Kate Muller Retired
Mrs. Susan B. O'Hara Christopher Retired
Mrs. Patricia Packett Pugh Al Pugh Distributing Company, Inc.
Mr. Joseph N. Rountree Retired
Ms. Kathy G. Schuder Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
Ms. Kendall Stoneham Ultisat
Rev. Charles Sydnor Retired
Ms. Mary Young Chinn Tracy Retired
Mr. Stevenson T. Walker Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 7
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Kathy G. Schuder
Organization has a Strategic Plan?

Two $1,000 (one thousand dollars) scholarships will be awarded to two Northern Neck high school seniors, in May 2014, to help supplement the cost of continuing education.

Budget $2,000.00
Description The John Paul Hanbury Award recognizes outstanding restoration or renovation of properties, that has been completed within the last five years, of architectural or historic interest in Virginia's Northern Neck.
Budget $500.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $37,000.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$36,495$35,129$22,174
Administration Expense$203$97$6,602
Fundraising Expense$4,294--$5,969
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.770.65
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%100%64%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue20%0%178%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$263,751$264,585$272,302
Current Assets$126,920$124,304$115,363
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$1,460$1,491$1,164
Total Net Assets$262,291$263,094$271,138
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities86.9383.3799.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 2/2017View