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Home Inventory plat, Harrisonburg
WWII home inventory for air raid warden included number of residents, exits, and candles.

WWII Navy Uniforms of Charles D. Good
Good served on the USS Chevalier (DD-805) in the Pacific theater from 1947-1949.

Mary Spitzer Etter Collection
In 1911, the Albert Schoenhut Company introduced the All Wood Perfection Art Dolls with innovative jointed limbs.

Mary Hite Effinger (1792-1872), detail of collar.
Portrait painted c2000 by Margot Bergman.

Union Station, Harrisonburg
Built 1911 with a long plaza which became a popular spot for passing the time on Sunday afternoons.

Railroad Wreck
Details unknown.

Bernhart & Company exhibition opening, 2011
More tnan 70 decorated documents called “fraktur” displayed folk art at its finest, plus genealogy and cultural heritage details.

Allen Litten Exhibition Opening, 2019
Litten captured a visual history of the community as a photographer for the Daily News-Record newspaper from 1957-2004.

Inventors & Innovators: Patent Art Exhibit, 2018
A unique exploration of the people and places behind the inventions using the artwork of patent application records.

Cromer Trumbo House, c1811, Dayton, Virginia
Our largest artifact! Inside, the log structure of the rear kitchen is visible, along with household and decorative items from the Mary Spitzer Etter Collection.

Folk Art Felt Board
Visitor creativity inspired by the birds, bugs, and blooms in Peter Bernhart’s fraktur.

Group tours and field trips welcome!
Volunteers and staff share extra stories and details whenever they have an audience.

A rainbow of color from natural dyes.
Patterns come alive in coverlets and other textiles through artisan skill and creativity.

Very Valuable Volunteers
From collections care to library data entry to front desk greeters and beyond, volunteers make everything happen!

Dayton Historic Triangle Token
The Silver Lake Mill, Fort Harrison, and the Cromer-Trumbo House at Rocktown History create a neighborhood of history sites in Dayton, Virginia.

Cotton and Wool Coverlet, c1870s.
Woven in the “Queen’s Delight” pattern. From the Christian Shirley home in New Market, Virginia.