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

FEB

The Enslaved at the Tuleyries 

February 26th
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Blandy Experimental Farm

$25 non-members / $20 CCHA members

The Tuleyries mansion was a site of enslavement for generations of African-descended people whose labor assisted the Tuley family in maintaining their wealth. This presentation by third-year Ph.D. student Antonio Austin will trace this family's relationship to slavery while bringing back into the historical narrative the individuals that they once enslaved.

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MAR

“Berryville Celebrates 225” Lecture Series

Barns of Rose Hill

FREE

CCHA and the Barns of Rose Hill partner up to present a month-long series of talks focused on different aspects of Berryville’s storied history. 

The history lectures are part of a month-long “Berryville Celebrates” Historical Exhibit at the Barns of Rose Hill. The exhibit opens Saturday, March 4, with a reception from 3 to 4 p.m. and remains on display throughout March. Explore Berryville’s colorful history through a treasure trove of old images and memorabilia. Items on display include objects on loan from private collections. Anyone who has objects representing Berryville’s past that could be part of the exhibit should contact the Barns of Rose Hill at (540) 955-2004 or info@borh.org.

1 p.m. Saturday, March 4: “How Our Town Developed: Berryville History Explored through Maps, Zoning & Berryville Area Plan”

1 p.m. Saturday, March 11: “Horses in Clarke County & Our Equestrian Legacy”

1 p.m. Saturday, March 18: “Remembering Those Who Served: Our Local Veterans & Heroes”

1 p.m. Saturday, March 25: “Our Schools: The History & Development of Clarke County Public Schools”

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APR

The fabric of America Series: "Natural Women: Nature, Maternity, and Liberty after the Revolution"

April 16th, 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Barns of Rose Hill

$25 non-members / $20 CCHA members 

Dr. Ann Little will present this talk about nature and the natural that women were writing about around the turn of the nineteenth century. The high-waisted (empire) gown was praised for its rendering of free women's bodies as more "natural"--although many writers and observers were careful to criticize women who revealed too much of their natural forms in these gowns of gauze and filmy muslin. The popularity of this style coincided with the beginnings of women's tourism to natural springs and spas.

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ART AT THE MILL: SPRING SHOW

April 22nd - May 7th
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

MILLERS TRAINING DAY

May 20th
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Burwell-Morgan Mill
$20 Members $40 Non-Members

Join us this day as we teach historic milling 101.  Closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting flour on are required. The ticket price includes lunch and is refundable if you volunteer for three mill grinding days over the summer.  

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History of The Garden Club of Virginia

May 21st,
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Burwell-Morgan Mill
$25 Non-Members $15 Members

This year marks the 50th anniversary of CCHA’s partnership with the Garden Club of Virginia.  Join us as members of the Garden Club come to talk about their organizations’ history, the history of work with the Burwell-Morgan Mill, and what projects lie ahead for them.

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JUN

CCHA Annual meeting

June 25th
2 p.m.
Blandy Experimental Farm Library
FREE (CCHA Members only)
Join us as we look back on CCHA’s past year, and what lies ahead, and vote on incoming Board members.  Maral Kalbian will also present information on her new book, Clarke County Virginia: History Through Architecture. 
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JUL

COLONIAL KIDS DAY

 Burwell-Morgan Mill
July 8th,
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$5 per person  

Join us for our 6th 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

(Check back soon for dates and times!)

CCHA joins with other historic organizations and museums throughout the area on a week of events centered on historic cooking.  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.  Check back for more information!

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SEP

Growing up at Mount Vernon

September 17th

2 p.m.

Audley Farm

$25 non-members, $15 CCHA members

Dr. Cassandra Good from Marymount University will present her research on what it was like for George Washington’s step-grandchildren to grow up at Mount Vernon, and the lives they led later as adults.  One of those step-grandchildren was Nelly Lee, who lived at Audley Farm in the later years of her life.

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ART AT THE MILL: FALL ART SHOW
September 24th- October 2nd

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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OCT
Haunted Historic Berryville
October 19th-21st 
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Tours start each half-hour)

CCHA History Center and Archives
32 East Main 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 CCHA Archives 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
Nov 4th
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Burwell-Morgan Mill

FREE (donations encouraged)

Heritage Day returns for its 12th 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
Nov 11th
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Burwell-Morgan Mill

FREE (donations encouraged)

CCHA is proud to partner with Belle Grove, Blandy Experimental Farm, and the Josephine School Community Museum 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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Clarke County Historical Association