The restoration of the Historic Henry County Courthouse is now complete thanks to a Save America’s Treasures grant, a Harvest Foundation grant, the County of Henry, cooperative subcontractors and dedicated volunteers. A project that was estimated to cost over 1 million dollars was accomplished for less than $200,000. The courthouse now houses the Information Center... Read More
Saturday, April 3, 2010 All day on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse.
November 4, 2009 – Noon Lecture will be held at 30 Franklin Street. The program will be on “Old Drug Stores in Martinsville” presented by Desmond Kendrick. Open to the public, come enjoy.
Come on down on November 15, 2009 at 2:30PM and enjoy the afternoon listing to interesting local and historical stories, told by our local experts. View artifacts and collectables brought in by local collectors and if you would like, bring a story or collectible that you would like to share. The Blue Ridge Library sponsors this event and... Read More
At the Distance Learning Classroom, Virginia Museum of Natural History, 21 Starling Ave, Martinsville Free to the public. Sponsored by the Patrick Henry Chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia Presented by Mike Pulice, Virginia Department of Historic Resources The presentation will focus on discerning the various types of log houses and touch on other... Read More
Dr. Jesse Martins Shackelford, MD, was born on December 7, 1869, and reared in Irisburg, Virginia, the son of William George and Pattie Martin Shackelford, a direct descendent of General Joseph Martin. He was educated in the public schools of his community and then attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg, later preparing for the practice... Read More
The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society (MHCHS) is expecting final approval of the courthouse phase one-rehabilitation plan from the State and Federal Government within the next few weeks. Once approved, the work for the HVAC can be released for a RFP (Request For Proposal), and after 20 days, bids will be accepted and a contractor selected. ... Read More