You’re invited…

To share the fascinating story of Martinsville and Henry County’s past; to help preserve our rich historical resources and become a part of a community of history lovers that is the Martinsville – Henry County Historical Society.

The Martinsville – Henry County Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that was formed in 1996 for the primary purpose of preserving and protecting the rich heritage and history of Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia.

The society is the common thread that binds Martinsville and Henry County’s past, present, and future. Now in its 17th year, the Society has more than 160 members.

Our Mission

To promote an interest in the broad spectrum of history with emphasis on that of Martinsville and Henry County, Collect, preserve, interpret, and make available material relating to that history, Sponsor research and publications in the field of regional history, and Provide educational services to people and institutions through-out the area.

We are fulfilling this mission by…

Presenting to others the rich history of the area, Collecting and transcribing oral histories, Collecting and publishing stories about our past, Managing a collection of artifacts, Promoting local Heritage Tourism, and Spearheading the restoration of the Historic Henry County Courthouse.