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382 High Street, P.O. Box 716
Dayton, VA 22821
Wed-Sat 10a-4p
Research by Appointment

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    Find Object Lessons

    Archives and artifacts reveal the stories of Harrisonburg and Rockingham history.

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    Discover Civil War

    Electric map of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign plus large Civil War Gallery.

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    Research Family

    Genealogy Library staff available to help your family tree grow.

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    Join Us and Learn Local!

    Members, visitors, volunteers, and donors provide vital support for a unique variety of engaging and educational programs at The Heritage Museum. Thank you!

The most extensive Genealogy Library and History Museum in the Shenandoah Valley

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The Heritage Museum's excellent exhibits depict the history of the Rockingham County and Harrisonburg area and display distinctive Shenandoah Valley folk art collection. Don't miss the electric map highlighting Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862.

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An extensive genealogy and local history research library with guides to assist your search. Many resources available for purchase in the Book & Gift Shop.

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Your donation today will fund programs which bring people together, educate the public, and foster the Harrisonburg & Rockingham community during times of crises and contentment. Help make history!

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An Unexpected Gem!

“Very interesting! Genealogy of [Lincoln] family reveals the way in which historical events and family genealogy influences every family. An excellent exhibit!” N. Gardner, Dover, DE

“Didn’t allow enough time—have to come back,” Nancy & Jill, Jacksonville, FL

“Just another quick thanks for the little curatorial gem you have created. Barbara and I really enjoyed learning about your town and region’s history during today’s visit. Keep up the great work!” T. Burke, Rochester, NY

"Superfantabulistic. A wonderful treat tucked into Dayton. The Civil War maps and exhibit were first class, even better than the national park system in Gettysburg." David D., New Hope via

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