The Bland County Historical Society is located in
the "old jail building." Volunteers are at the jail each
Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for research and shopping, and on other
days by appointment. Phone (276) 688-0088
Bland County Historical Society Office is open on Fridays from 9 am- 4 pm. Please come by and see us. Bring your
historical and genealogy questions and your shopping lists. Members
of the society are there to help you.
During the Fall season and until our Winter closure (December-April) The Bland County Historical Society
will be open on Fridays from 9am - 4pm, or anytime by
appointment. Call or e-mail to set up an appointment.
The Home Sweet Homes of Bland County, 2015 Bland County Historical
Society Calendar has arrived and is available at our office each
Friday till December.
Invitation to the October
23rd Grand Opening for The Bolling Wilson Hotel and dedication
of the The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum in Wytheville. The new boutique hotel is named for First Lady Mrs. Wilson and themed around her life. The hotel will be authentic with a modern twist! The museum is the only birthplace museum of a First Lady in Virginia and is conveniently located directly across the street from The Bolling Wilson Hotel.
We had a great Membership Meeting Saturday, September 13. Bob Lockett, Past Pres. of the Wythe County
Genealogical and Historical Society, presented a fascinating program about
the basic concepts in DNA testing. He will be giving an advanced
seminar on DNA at the
Family History Institute of Southwest Virginia
Conference on March28, 2015. If you missed the membership meeting
and are interested in learning more about DNA come by the office and
read his powerpoint presentation.