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Historical Society Office is open every Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. We can also fill
orders on other days for books and accessories and answer questions
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The Bland County Historical Society
September 2015 Quarterly Newsletter
The Fall Quarterly Meeting of BCHS at
the Bland Library will be on Saturday Sept 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Dr.
Terry Mullins will speak on The Melungeons.)
Many thanks to everyone who submitted pictures for the 2016 Calendar Contest.
The calendars will be on sale at the Festival of Leaves.
including the Bland High School class of 1955.
founders of the Bland County Historical Society,
Zareda Shufflebarger Earnest and Nancy Clark Tate enter the Hall of Fame
April 9, 1865, just over 150 years ago, Confederate general Robert
E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to the Union’s
Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, signaling the
beginning of the end of the Civil War.
a tongue-in-cheek look at why
genealogy research can be difficult at times.
index of Bland
County Historical Society obituary holdings is now available
online. Many thanks to volunteers Barbara Kemp and Virginia Gills
for their tireless work on this project.
Over the past couple of years, we have made great headway in
collecting the yearbooks for Bland High School, Ceres High School
and Rocky Gap High School. We appreciate the many people who have
answered our call for yearbooks. We are still missing a few. Please
check the list of missing yearbooks
and see if you have one we could have.
of Newspapers in Bland County.
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