You can make history.
For over 120 years, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society has collected, saved, and shared the history of this remarkable community. Exhibitions, lectures, field trips, publications, and genealogy library resources create connections to the past. Discovering the history of your community fosters awareness and understanding.
You can help bring people together.
HRHS protects memories. Thousands of items, books, photographs, and data records tell the story of the community’s growth and development. Some are stories of loss, helplessness, determination, and recovery. Similar stories are being written today. Can you relate?
The COVID-19 quarantine shut the doors and disconnected the community. The tourist season was cancelled, and critical income for historical preservation and education was lost.
As a member of the community, you have a place in the local history story. Will you help save it?
Doors are reopening, but business will not be as usual. Continuing the mission in a post-coronavirus world requires innovation. Your generosity will help HRHS pivot toward a future of broader community engagement.
If you can give a little (or a lot), funds will help provide:
• Stipends for research and internships
• Resources to develop and present new digital communication
• Partnerships with local community groups for wider and deeper interpretation
• Support to preserve and protect the collections of tangible community memories
Your donation today will fund HRHS efforts to bring people together, educate the public, and foster the Harrisonburg & Rockingham community during times of crisis and contentment. Will you be a local history champion right now?