The Bland County
Historical Society Office is open every Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
And as always we will continue to fill orders for
books and accessories and answer questions submitted by email or by
Should you wish to ask us to investigate some genealogical or
historical questions about Bland County, please send an email
message to firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Events Calendar Photo Contest
Voting is now open to select the 13 photographs (1 for each month
and 1 for the cover) for the 2017 BCHS Events Calendar. The call for
photographs resulted in over 80 Bland County event photos which are
now on display at the Bland County Historical Society Office located
in the Old Jail beside the Courthouse.
The public is invited to come by the Society Office (located in the
old jail by the Courthouse) the next 2 Fridays to cast a vote. These
dates are: August 26 and September 2. Voting will close on
September 2, 2016 at 4 PM.
The 2017 BCHS Event Calendars will be available for sale at the
Society's booth at the Bland Festival of Leaves to be held on
October 8-9, 2016. For more information about the 2017 Event
Calendar Contest, please call the BCHS Office at 276-688-0088.
WAR MEMORIAL PROJECT - VOLUNTEERS
Reunions scheduled for August,
The Bland County Historical Society
June 2016 Quarterly Newsletter
A new resource for members
The Kegley Library
founders of the Bland County Historical Society,
Zareda Shufflebarger Earnest and Nancy Clark Tate (recently passed
away see her
obituary) enter the Hall of Fame
April 9, 1865, just over 150 years ago, Confederate general Robert
E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to the Union’s
Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, signaling the
beginning of the end of the Civil War.
a tongue-in-cheek look at why
genealogy research can be difficult at times.
index of Bland
County Historical Society obituary holdings is now available
online. Many thanks to volunteers Barbara Kemp, Virginia Gills, and
for their tireless work on this project. Index updated 08/16/16.
Over the past couple of years, we have made great headway in
collecting the yearbooks for Bland High School, Ceres High School
and Rocky Gap High School. We appreciate the many people who have
answered our call for yearbooks. We are still missing a few. Please
check the list of missing yearbooks
and see if you have one we could have.
of Newspapers in Bland County.
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