HOURS

Tuesday - Friday

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturdays by appointment only

LOCATION

Physical Location: 32 East Main Street,

Berryville, VA 22611

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 306, Berryville, VA 22611

540-955-2600

EVENTS

JUN

CCHA Annual meeting

June 9th at 2 p.m.
Long Branch Historic House and Farm
FREE (CCHA Members only)

Join us as we look back on CCHA’s past year, discuss what lies ahead, and vote on incoming Board members.   
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JUL

COLONIAL KIDS DAY


July 13th
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Burwell-Morgan Mill
$5 per person  


Join us for our 8th Annual Colonial Kids Day. Interactive activities include blacksmithing, craft making, colonial games, a scavenger hunt, the history of the Mill, living history interpretations, and grinding in action. 


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AUG

Hungry for History: Historic Foodways in Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties

August 24th
10  a.m. - 2 p.m.
Burwell-Morgan Mill
FREE! (Donations gladly accepted)


CCHA joins with other historic organizations and museums throughout the area on a week of events centered on historic cooking.  The Loudoun Farm Heritage Museum will join us this day to cook apple butter in our hearth.  Locke Store will also bake some bread using locally grown wheat that is ground at the Mill. 

The Burwell-Morgan Mill will be one of many stops during this week that include the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Belle Grove, The Patsy Cline House, Newtown History Center, Josephine School Community Museum, and more.  

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SEPT

Trivia Night

Sept. 3rd, Oct. 1st, and Nov. 12th
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Barn doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Barns of Rose Hill
FREE

CCHA and the Clarke County Library team up once again to bring you live team trivia. Categories include History, Movies, Literature, Science, and more. Prizes are donated by local area businesses.

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BATTLE OF BERRYVILLE:
Encampment

Sept 8th
1 - 5 p.m.
Clermont Farm

$20 for non-members / $15 for members

Join us for a tour of camp featuring historic re-enactors and learn about the Civil War Battle fought in Berryville from James J. Broomall, Associate Professor of History at Shepherd University and director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education and the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. 

Background: Union General Philip Sheridan’s divisions marched south from Halltown, reaching Berryville on September 3, 1864. Happening upon elements of Union General George Crook’s corps going into camp, Confederate General R.H. Anderson’s (Kershaw’s) division attacked with limited results. During the night, Confederate commander Jubal Early brought up his entire army but by daylight found Sheridan’s position too strongly entrenched to assault. Early withdrew after dark behind Opequon Creek. 24,000 troops were engaged (16,000 Union; 8,000 Confederate) with 609 total casualties (314 Union; 295 Confederate).


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Audley Farm

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Reconstruction in Clarke: Proceedings 2024

Sept 15th
2:00 p.m.  
Barns of Rose Hill

$20 non-members / $15 members  

You know how the Civil War ended, but do you know what happened after that? After the ceasefire and surrender? Names like Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. DuBois frequently pop up in the history books, but they often operated on a national scale, and they were never here in Clarke. So what did the Reconstruction look like in Clarke County? What did it mean for the thousands of formerly enslaved men and women in the county to suddenly be free? What was it like for the white population?

Join Archivist and Proceedings author Melanie Garvey to explore this under-studied part of Clarke's history and tackle some local myths along the way.

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ART AT THE MILL: FALL ART SHOW

September 21st- October 6th
Sunday - Friday 12 - 5 p.m. / Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Burwell-Morgan Mill

$5 Adults / $3 Seniors / Students Free  

Art at the Mill is back! Join us this fall as the Burwell-Morgan Mill turns into a one of a kind art gallery featuring works for purchase by over 300 local artists.

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OCT

History of the appalachian trail

October 13th
2:00 p.m. 
Cool Springs

$20 non-members / $15 members

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,190+ mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. The trail was conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937.  Today the trail is managed by the National Park Service.

Join us as we discuss the history of the trail and its impact on Clarke County.

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Haunted Historic Berryville
October 24th - 26th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Tours start each half-hour)

Barns of Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Street, Berryville

$20 per person

Our popular haunted history tours are back!  This year there will be even more haunted stories to tell.  This tour will begin at the Barns of Rose Hill and will be a walking tour through various locations throughout Berryville. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Be sure to sign up soon as these tours fill up quickly.  Max 30 per tour. 

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NOV
HERITAGE DAY: Clarke Through the ages
November 2nd
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Burwell-Morgan Mill
FREE (donations encouraged)


Heritage Day returns for its 13th anniversary and features cider pressing, mill grinding, re-enactors, blacksmithing and more.  This year’s festivities will also feature numerous other historic organizations from around the area and will incorporate more historic time periods. 

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Inalienable rights: The Slave Dwelling Project
November 9th
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Burwell-Morgan Mill

FREE (donations encouraged)

CCHA is proud to partner with other local historical organizations as we welcome back The Slave Dwelling Project to the Burwell-Morgan Mill.  Members of the Slave Dwelling Project will be on hand to discuss the everyday life of the enslaved in Clarke County, and the kinds of food they made. To learn more about the Slave Dwelling Project click the link below.

 https://slavedwellingproject.org/

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