• To promote the heritage of Prince Edward County and its environs
  • To preserve local historic sites, artifacts, and records
  • To promote tourism to the area
  • To instill a sense of citizen pride in the area through historical research programs and writings

  • Background

    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 http://www.fpehs.org/

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


    Browse the Farmville-Prince Edward County 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

    Paulett Family Business Records HS-023

    Prince Edward County Militia Records HS-032

    Prince Edward Warehouse Company HS-010