How You Can Help Oakland


Thanks to the past support of our many friends, Oakland is continuing to serve as a focal point for learning about the county's rural heritage. Hundreds of people from near and far have attended our programs on old surveying techniques, maps and "lost communities," country stores, the importance of oral history, the aftermath of Hurricane Camille, and many more topics.

Please note that Oakland does not receive membership dues. Moreover, receipts from admissions do not cover the costs of maintaining the Oakland buildings and property. In recent months, we have had to undertake long-needed maintenance and improvements to the Oakand bulding--painting of roof, replacement of the museum shop roof and porch roof, replacement of waste pipe from house to septic, and work on the drainage system around the foundation. The total cost for this work is considerable!

If our work is important to you, we hope that you will consider making a donation, large or small. Donations, which are tax deductible, can be mailed to the Nelson County Historical Society, PO Box 474, Lovingston, VA 22949-0474 or they can be paid online:


We would welcome help in many forms. Please let us know (434-263-5940 or if you are willing to—


We would also appreciate your ideas and suggestions for how we can improve our museum! Contact 434-263-5940 or

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Updated 10 August 2016.