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Folk Art

This distinctive collection carefully weaves a story that spans more than two centuries and focuses on folk art from this cultural region of the Shenandoah Valley. Included are examples of textiles, ceramics, painted surfaces, wood, and metals. The traditional arts reflect the ethnic and…

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The Cromer-Trumbo House

The Cromer-Trumbo House is the largest artifact in the Historical Society collection. The historic home was gifted to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society by the estate of Shannon Trumbo. Trumbo’s grandmother Sarah Cromer purchased the home in 1889, and Shannon enjoyed growing up in Dayton. Adjacent…

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Invincible Spirit: History in the Heart of the Shenandoah

"Invincible Spirit: History in the Heart of the Shenandoah " tells the history of Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from pre-Columbus times to the recent past. Here, you can learn which Native American groups moved and lived along the Valley, understand the local impact of our…

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