Although H.R.H.S. was organized in 1897, very little formal collecting or presevation was completed.
In 1933 the officers reinstituted the Society. The museum was located in Harrisonburg in the old stone Main Street Elementery School located on South Main St. In 1978 it moved to the building now occupied by the Quilt Museum on South Main Street.
The Cromer - Trumbo House and Land was given to HRHS.
A major fund drive allowed this construction.
This was funded by the Margaret Grattan Weaver Foundation. The museum includes over 7,000 sq. ft.
It was purchased and donated by "Twig" and Lorraine Strickler. See the Donors page.
The Endowment provides interest to help with operating expenses. This endowment needs to grow significantely - please consider HRHS in your estate planning.
H.R.H.S. serves the Central Shenandoah Valley.