The Rappahannock Historical Society has sponsored the publication of a new book entitled "Rappahannock County - Images of America." It is co-authored by historian and biographer Kathryn Lynch and the Historical Society's executive director, Judy Tole. In honor of its publication, the Society has scheduled a book signing for Sunday afternoon, March 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at its offices and museum located at 328 Gay Street in Little Washington.
According to Judy Tole, the "Images of America" series of which this new book is an example, celebrates the history of the six villages of Rappahannock County. From archival photographs supplied by the Historical Society and others collected by Tole, each title represents the distinctive stories of each town that shapes the character of our community today."
The six towns and villages included in this book are Amissville, Chester Gap, Flint Hill, Sperryville, Washington, and Woodville. Perusing the book, one is amazed at the changes but similarities between the old landmarks and what has changed in the intervening years. It is a documentary book that many families and individuals will no doubt find invaluable to have in their collection.
Founded by historically conscious citizens of the county in 1965, the Rappahannock Historical Society has an extensive collection of documents, including family files and Bible records, census records back to 1790, births-deaths and marriage abstracts, cemetery and burial data, published genealogies, newspapers and other periodicals, early tax records, and photographs. It also houses an impressive collection of decorative arts, textiles, and other artifacts on display in their museum.
This new publication, "Rappahannock County - Images of America" will be available at the Rappahannock Historical Society for $19.99.