For the last 52 years, the Stafford County Historical Society has had as its goal the establishment of a county museum. This is not a project for which the Society can be wholly responsible. The physical plant, staffing, and artifact acquisition, maintenance, and display are far beyond our financial capabilities. In order for this to become a reality, Stafford County government must take the lead and commit itself to the endeavor. Stafford is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, yet we have no dedicated place to tell the story of our history and people. We ask that you, our members, become involved in encouraging our county leaders to undertake this as a worthwhile and necessary project. You can help by:
--telephoning or writing letters to your supervisors
--speaking at meetings of the Board of Supervisors
--writing editorials for the Free Lance-Star… Continue reading
Historic Hobby School in Falmouth is the property of the Stafford County Historical Society and is in need of major roof repairs. The present roof is of concrete shingles installed when the building was reconstructed in the 1930s. The Society has received an estimate of $15,495 to repair the roof and replace broken or missing shingles. For the last two years, SCHS has participated in The Community Give fundraising event. Organizers of that event are not planning to hold it this year. Donations received from that avenue have amounted to $1,279. We hope to commence work on the roof this year. Please consider a tax-deductible donation toward this project. Checks may be made payable to the SCHS and mailed to the Treasurer at P. O. Box 1664, Stafford, VA, 22555. Please write “Roof Donation” on the memo line. Thank you!
If you have tried to donate to the SCHS, you may have noticed that there are issues with the Community Gives website. The folks at Community Gives have decided to leave open the ability to donate until noon on May 4, 2016. We do hope you will continue to try to donate to us.
To those who have already donated: Thank you.
Dear Friend of Stafford County History. The Stafford County HIstorical Society is participating in the Community Give again this year for the purpose of raising funds to repair or replace the roof on historic Hobby School in Falmouth. Please consider helping the HIstorical Society complete this important project. We need to raise $7,000 to replace the roof on Hobby School (pictured below). Please click here to donate on May 3rd. Please be aware the donation link will not appear until Tuesday, May 3rd.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the history gardens in 2016. If you are interested, please, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The January 21, 2016 Stafford County Historical Society Meeting is cancelled.