Current Exhibits

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The history of Highland County through items from our collections and those on loan from old Highland families.

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The Sarah Samples Collection

Sarah was a valued and active member of the Highland County community. 

Serving as:

  • Charter member, board member and past President of the Highland Historical Society.

  • Docent of the Highland County Museum from its opening in 2005 until 2020.

  • Charter member and board member of The Highland Center.

  • Past President of the Highland Medical Center

  • Board member of the Highland County Public Library, Highland  Extension Homemakers, and the Monterey Garden Club

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Learn how a Civil War Battle fought in Highland County impacted Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign in 1862.  A twenty-minute documentary film describes the actions of both armies.

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See how disease affected the people of Highland during this period.

Explore the stories of African-Americans during the Civil War.

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Orientation Center

Permanent Exhibits

Uniquely Highland

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Illustrates the history of Highland County, which was formed in 1847 by combining land from the neighboring counties of Bath and Pendleton,  and was named for it lofty elevation.

Previous Exhibits

2012

People & Perspectives

Highland In the Civil War

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2015

Images of Highland's Past

Doug Puffenbarger's Photos

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2016

Here Comes The Bride

2016

Highlanders in War

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2019-2021

Early Handmade Furniture In Highland County

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Leola (Swadley) Maloy framed sampler of
Elizabeth McCoy sample of bisque (unglaz

2018

Artists and Artisans of Highland County's Past

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2019

First Families 1785-1795

Preview of the Jones/McCoy Collection 

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2019

Preview of the Jones/McCoy

Collection

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2020-2021

Preview of the Jones/McCoy Collection 

part II

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