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The NNVHS library collection includes published and unpublished materials of family histories, vital records, immigration lists, census records, church and cemetery guides, and histories of Virginia and Northern Neck towns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