Temporary Exhibit Gallery

In 2017, the front room of the Clarke County Historical Association's museum in downtown Berryville was turned into a temporary exhibit space to allow for more of our historic collection to be on display throughout the year.  Each exhibit in this space explores a different historic theme to Clarke County with images and artifacts drawn almost exclusively from CCHA.

Currently On Display

Clarke County and the National Pastime

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Baseball has long been considered the "national pastime" and has been enjoyed on fields across the country by people of all ages for over 100 years.  This exhibit, drawing largely from the archives of the Clarke County Historial Association, examines how the sport was played and even reported in the first half of the 20th century.  Complete with game-worn jerseys, bats, funny stories, and more, Clarke County and the National Pastime brings to life how local residents played the game nearly a century ago.

Also featured is a pink baseball bat made exclusively for this exhibit.  This bat is available for purchase through a silent auction between now and November 15th.  Proceeds from the auction will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization to support breast cancer research.  Join us in the fight against breast cancer!  Make your bid today!

To make a bid, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the museum at 540-955-2600.

Current High Bid: $10.00

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Permanent Exhibits

In 2004, the Clarke County Historical Association began planning a new and exciting museum experience for visitors to our headquarters in Berryville.  On November 19, 2009, the vision of our late president, Roger Chavez, became a reality.

Designed around the unifying theme “Our Land Is Our Legacy,” museum displays, specially commissioned art work, and state-of-the-art audio/video displays allow us to share our collection in a way that is both educational and entertaining.

Artifacts on display in the museum’s three rooms include the money chest from Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax’s Greenway Court land office, a Chinese punch basin that once belonged to 18th century plantation owner Nathaniel Burwell, racing silks from Audley Farm, and a former slave’s corn-cutting knife from a home in Josephine City.

Two of the rooms also feature extraordinary films that combine historical photographs, contemporary footage, and the art of noted illustrator Richard Schlecht to tell a panoramic story of the early history of Clarke County and of the county’s continuing efforts to preserve a unique and land-based way of life.

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