The Farmville - Prince Edward Historical Society is an outgrowth of Historic Farmville, Inc. Established in 1986 by businessmen and history enthusiasts, the purpose was to promote the preservation of downtown Farmville storefronts and to establish a designated historic area. In 1996, Mrs. Marie DeLaney hand picked several new individuals, and a few from the Historic Farmville group, in order to reorganize and salvage that organization. The new group made changes to the bylaws, selected an entirely new group of officers and directors, established a purpose, and began operating as the Farmville - Prince Edward Historical Society. Mrs. DeLaney served as president during the reorganization period.

To learn more about the historical society visit their website

To view finding aids for FPEHS collections housed at Longwood University visit the Historical Society Archives page


Browse the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society Collections:

Bugg Family Collection, HS-007

Doyne-Burger Funeral Home Obituary Scrapbooks HS-009

Farmville Volunteer Fire Department Collection, HS-018

First National Bank: Architectural Rendering, HS-008

Foster Family Correspondence, HS-026

Harwood Family Collection, HS-022

Historical Society Newsletters

Historical Society Past Programs

Paulett Family Business Records, HS-023

Prince Edward County Militia Records, HS-032

Prince Edward Warehouse Company Collection, HS-010