THE GILES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MAKING HISTORY MATTER.

EVENTS


March 15, 2017 - 12:00PM - Normal Hours Resume for the 2017 Season
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Saturday & Sunday - 2:00PM - 5:00PM
All buildings will be Open to the Public. ​


April 14-16, 2017 - GCHS CLOSED for the Easter holiday


​May 27-29, 2017 - Memorial Day Remembrance

There will be a flag display for each branch of the United States Armed Forces in the front lawn of the Andrew Johnston House.  


June 20, 2017 - 6:30PM - John K. Hale Lecture Series

​Dr. Daniel B. Thorp
Associate Professor, Department of History, Virginia Tech
"European Settlement of the New River Valley"


August 15, 2017 - 6:30PM - John K. Hale Lecture Series
​William C. "Jack" Davis
Former Professor of History &

Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech
"Inventing Loreta Velasquez: Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity, and Con Artist"


September 12, 2017 - 6:30PM - John K. Hale Lecture Series
​"An Evening Conversation with President Thomas Jefferson"
As portrayed by Steve Edenbo


October 25, 2017 - 6:30PM - John K. Hale Lecture Series
Jon Kukla, Historian ​

"Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty"


November 23 & 24, 2017 - GCHS CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday


​December 1-3, 2017 - "Christmas with the Johnstons"


December 1 - 5:30-8:30pm
    -Enjoy the beauty of the Andrew Johnston House by candlelight

    -Bonfire in front yard with hot apple cider served to visitors 
    -Enjoy fresh, homemade treats in Mrs. Johnston's Kitchen
    -Museum & Gift Shop will be open

December 2 - 2:00-5:00pm

    -Andrew Johnston House, Museum & Gift Shop will be open

    -Enjoy fresh, homemade treats in Mrs. Johnston's Kitchen
    -Performances by Greenwood Recorder Quartet 

December 3 - 2:00-5:00pm

    -Andrew Johnston House, Museum & Gift Shop will be open

    -Enjoy fresh, homemade treats in Mrs. Johnston's Kitchen
    -Stop by to visit followed by Pearisburg Christmas Parade at 4:00pm


​December 15, 2017 - Last Day GCHS is OPEN for the 2017 Season


**Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Giles County Historical Society. We are located at 208 North Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134.**