Firefighting in Colonial Times

On October 20th at 3 PM join our local historian at the beautiful historic Henry County Courthouse and hear about how our ancestors managed unwanted fires. Bob Vogler will be presenting this walk through the history of colonial firefighting.

War Memorial Monument

Martinsville-Henry County War Memorial Monument Historic Henry County Courthouse 1 East Main Street, Martinsville Virginia On January 28, 1985, the Henry County Board of Supervisors held a meeting to permit the erecting of a War Memorial at the Henry County Courthouse in honor of the veterans of the Martinsville-Henry County, VA area who had lost...
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Liberty Heights Swimming Pool

Do you remember when Martinsville had a concrete pool? By Virginia King   MARTINSVILLE-How did people stay cool in the summers of the 1920s? At that point, Fairystone Park and Philpott Lake had not been built yet. Some may have ventured into the Smith River or nearby creeks. But when the Liberty Heights Pool was...
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A Story About a Boy Going to Town

A Story About a Boy Going to Town Doug Frith was an attorney who lived most of his life in Martinsville and Henry County. After retiring he wrote a book about his life to share with his family.  Upon visiting the Heritage Center and Museum one day, he showed me his book and allowed me...
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