Our goal here at the Martinsville – Henry County Historical Society, in regards to the restoration of the Courthouse, is to develop a useable resource for our community that will enhance our economic value, improve tourism, and provide an icon that is reflective of our rich historical past, our present and our future.
For a community rich in history, this project will revitalize the downtown area and enhance the future growth potential for the city. The building will house a museum on the first floor that will document and interpret the history of the area. The courtroom and adjacent offices will remain unchanged but will be modified to provide for the social and business needs of the community. Additionally, the rear of the building has future plans to support an amphitheater, the rail trail and other outdoor activities.