HOURS

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

FEB

MOTON SCHOOL STORY: CHILDREN OF COURAGE

February 27th
2-4 p.m. 
Barns of Rose Hill

$20 non-members / $15 members / $7 virtual link

Before Selma, before Montgomery, there was Farmville, where young people made history. Join Cameron Patterson, Executive Director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum (Moton) as he shares a story about the students of Prince Edward County, Virginia who helped to expand the meaning of equality for all. The Moton story highlights the walk-out generation, a group of students who walked out of their school and into history on April 23, 1951. This program will highlight the lock-out generation of students, who were impacted when public schools closed in 1959 in Prince Edward County, Virginia for five years. Both generations of students proved brave, creative, and resilient in their pursuit of justice in equality.

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MAR

IT'S YOUR WAR, TOO: THE WOMEN WHO SERVED IN WWII

March 13th
2 - 4 p.m. 
Barns of Rose Hill
$20 non-members / $15 members / $7 virtual link

For this year's women’s history month, learn about women’s contribution to World War II in the military. This program will include a lecture by George Mason University’s Dr. Zayna N. Bizri. She will discuss how women were recruited by the military through advertising. How did the role of women change as citizens? Why were they essential to win the war? There will also be an exhibit featuring local women who served as nurses, WAACs, WAVES, and in the Motor Corps at CCHA. There will be a companion exhibit on display at CCHA.

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FABRIC OF AMERICA SERIES, PART 1: FASHION AND SOCIAL CULTURE IN THE 19TH CENTURY

March 25th
6-8 p.m. p.m. 
Barns of Rose Hill
$20 non-members / $15 members / $7 virtual link


Could you imagine Scarlet O'Hara without her iconic hoopskirt? Or Elizabeth Bennett striding through the fields in anything but her narrow flowy gown? The 19th century has some of the most iconic, well-known fashion shapes, but how much do you know about them? Join women's historian, Jennifer Parsley, as she explores some of the most recognizable fashions of the 1800’s and uncovers how women's fashion was shaped by a century of rapid change

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APR

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE AND THE BODY

April 9th
2-4 p.m.
VFW Post 9760,
425 S Buckmarsh St, Berryville
$20 non-members / $15 members / $7 virtual link

Join National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s John Lustrea to explore how the Civil War changed how Americans thought of the human body, both dead and alive. During the war many individuals died horrifically far away from their loved ones. This program will explore how the 1860’s was a time of discovery in the medical field and how dissection played a key role in the expanding of medical knowledge and practices.

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ART AT THE MILL: SPRING SHOW

April 23rd - May 8th
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 spring as the Burwell-Morgan Mill turns into a one of a kind art gallery featuring works for purchase by over 200 local artists.

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MAY

MILLER SCHOOL

May 14th
10 - 3 p.m. 
Burwell-Morgan Mill
$20 per person

Join us and learn the process of grinding grain in an 18th century historic mill. This training will be open to the general public. Lunch will be provided.

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THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

May 14th
2-4:00 p.m. 
Grace Episcopal Church, Berryville
$20 non-members / $15 members / $7 virtual link

For over two centuries, enslaved Africans and African Americans lived and labored in the lower Shenandoah Valley. Although the written record is sparse, insights into their lives are available by combining different forms of evidence. Using both the built environment and material culture, this talk will explore physical spaces, household production, and physical objects to reveal lifeways and foodways among enslaved populations in the lower Shenandoah Valley during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Join Dr. James Broomall from Shepherd University in unearthing the past. 

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JUN

THE DRY EXPERIMENT: PROHIBITION

June 5th
6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Burwell-Morgan Mill
$75 non-members/$65 members
 

Come for a swell time and learn about how ardent spirits became illegal in Clarke County, the state of Virginia, and across the United States. There will be a lecture by Trinity University’s Dr. Allen Pietrobon which will be followed up by a speakeasy on the lawn next to the Burwell-Morgan Mill. Enjoy a cocktail and h’orderves, live jazz, and even take a photograph in a vintage car! 1920’s attire is optional but encouraged. Limited space available. Book your ticket ASAP for this bee’s knees event! There will also be an online companion exhibit.

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CCHA Annual meeting

June 26th
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Carter Hall, Millwood
FREE

Join us at Carter Hall in Millwood as we recap 2021 and discuss our plans for 2022 and beyond.  Open to CCHA members only.  To become a member, please click here

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JUL

6th Annual

COLONIAL KIDS DAY

July 9th
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Burwell-Morgan Mill

$5 per person  

Join us for our 6th Annual Colonial Kids Day. Interactive activities including blacksmithing, craft making, colonial games, a scavenger hunt, the history of the Mill, living history interpretations, and grinding in action. 

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Trivia Night

July 5th, Aug 2nd, Sept 6th, Oct 4th, Nov 1st
6:30 - 9:30 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.

Visit https://barnsofrosehill.org/upcoming-events/ to register. 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON: tHE wILL TO WIN AND CONQUERING ADVERSITY

July 17th
2-4 p.m.  

VFW Post 9760,
425 S Buckmarsh St, Berryville
$20 non-members / $15 members / $7 virtual link

Join us for Steven Campbell’s presentation about our first president. This lecture will discuss George Washington before the Revolutionary War and his time as a surveyor. Washington during this time journeyed through and surveyed Clarke County which was formally Frederick County during the 1700’s. See how Washington evolved from a young officer to our nation’s first Commander-in-Chief.

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SEP
FABRIC OF AMERICA SERIES, PART 2: NATURAL WOMEN; NATURE, MATERNITY, AND LIBERTY AFTER THE REVOLUTION
September 18th
2-4 p.m.
CCHA front lawn, 32 East Main Street, Berryville

$20 non-members / $15 members

Join Colorado State University’s Dr. Ann Little will examine women’s identity around the turn of the 19th century. Did the shape and silhouette of clothes impact their experiences? How did ideas of nature inspire these women? Women during this period were touring natural wonders and writing about their beauty and being inspired by nature. But during this time, they were also considered natural resources for a nation that was eager to populate the continent with white American families. How was their American identity formed and reimagined by the inner and outer societal forces? There will be a companion exhibit on display at CCHA.

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FABRIC OF AMERICA SERIES, PART 3: THE MODERN AMERICAN WOMAN, 1900-1940

Sept 25th
2 - 4 p.m. 
CCHA front lawn, 32 East Main Street, Berryville

$20 non-members / $15 members

Join the Smithsonian’s Dr. Alison R. Bazylinski to discuss how changes in women’s identity affected fashion and mutually influenced their role in society. How did ideas of citizenship impact clothing from the beginning of the 20th century to before WWII? Did race, ethnicity, and class imbue their dress and fabric choices? This program will explore how a new consumer society was being created where fashion would be defined by American women who played an influential role as both consumer and citizen. There will be a companion exhibit on display at CCHA.

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OCT

ART AT THE MILL: Fall SHOW

October 1st - 16th
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 200 local artists.

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THE HISTORY OF WINE IN VIRGINIA

October 28th
6 - 8 p.m. 
Burwell-Morgan Mill

$50 non-members / $40 members 

The staff of Locke Store and CCHA Director Nathan Stalvey will present this talk on the history of wine in Virginia.  Ticket includes wine tasting.

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NOV
11th ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY
Nov 5th
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Burwell-Morgan Mill

FREE (donations encouraged)

Experience Clarke County’s history through historical crafts and living history demonstrations. Come try your hand at period living!

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Clarke County Historical Association