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