The Torch is Passed

We had a great annual meeting on May 22. This time our annual meeting was held in our wonderfully restored courtroom. The audience enjoyed an entertaining and informative program given by Terry Mitchell on being a teenager in Martinsville in the ‘50s. It brought back memories to some of the audience. Elections were held, so I would like...
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Grand Opening Celebration

Sunday, March 6th, was a red letter day for the Historical Society. We celebrated along with over 200 people the completion of the restoration of the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Recognition was given to all those who were involved with the project. That included Henry County staff, the contractors and volunteers who made the restoration possible in addition...
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Courthouse Restoration Completed

Our dream for 14 years has finally come true. The Historic Henry County Courthouse has been fully restored and repurposed for the community. The courthouse is now the home of the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society. A majority of the building is now the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum. We are preparing exhibits in preparation for a grand opening.  ...
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Historic Henry County Courthouse

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...
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MHCHS Annual Meeting

May 23rd, Sunday, 3 PM NCI King Building, 30 Franklin Street, Martinsville             MHCHS Annual Meeting             Guest Speaker: David Nickels, former Director of Visitors Services of the Valentine Richmond History Center

3rd Discover Upstairs Uptown Tour

Sunday, May 2nd, from 2 to 5 PM, the MHC Historical Society will host our third Discover Upstairs Uptown Tour. This year the society is partnering with the Makeover Martinsville-Henry County event. Admission for the tours is $5 per person and proceeds benefit Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society. Tour tickets will be available in the lobby of the...
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November Message

November – This is an exciting month. The county will be taking bids on the first of the Stabilization of the Courthouse project. These bids will be for installing heat and air-conditioning systems. The engineer has designed three units to be installed – one for the left 1st floor wing, a second one for the rest of the...
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