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Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc.
P. O. Box 262, Surry, VA 23883   Phone (757) 294-0404
E-mail address: surryhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

THE SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUMS, INC.

began at an organizational meeting on 28 February 1998 when Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws were approved. The Society is incorporated as a Nonprofit Corporation. Officers for 1998 were elected on 11 May 1998. As of 6 November 1998 the Society's status as a nonprofit organization had been confirmed by the IRS. Donations to the Society are now tax-deductible. The Society has more than 500 members in twenty states and continues to grow!

The Society now has a new building in Surry, Virginia. We have moved most of our resources in and are open to visitors every Tuesday (except holidays) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We are still at work on our displays and filing our resources.

We need volunteers

  • to help set up and man the new office.
  • to help with publishing historical works about all segments of our history
  • to involve youth in the Society's work and teach them our county's history
  • to move ahead in developing Museum sites throughout the county that highlight the rich history of life in Surry County over the past nearly 350 years.
By giving your time, you can make many new friends and help a lot of people connect with their heritage. You can make a difference! Information for Volunteers.

Efforts have already begun in Carsley, where the Rogers Store and its extensive inventory of memorabilia and records have been made available to the Society through the generous gift by John Rogers, descendant of the original owner, Watt Rogers, and his mother, Becky Rogers. Restoration of the buildings is now complete.

Citizens from all over the county have come together to preserve and study the county's history. Groups and individuals from Carsley, Claremont, Dendron, Surry, West Surry and every corner of the county are pooling their energy and resources. Historical photographs, documents, books, and family genealogies have been donated. Carsley has the complete records of Rogers's store. Dendron even has a very early railroad car. Early documents are on display at Claremont Town Hall.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

For information about a particular election, see the May Newsletter for that year.

For complete list of 2007 Officers and Directors, see the September 2007 newsletter.

Officers elected May 2006 for the 2006-2008 term
President:Rev. James Harrison
Vice President:Kent Harrell
Secretary:Barbara Hopper
Treasurer:Eliza Drew

Directors elected May 2006 for the 2006-2008 term
Elected Replacing
Tarika BlizzardMargaret Sue Berryman
Eve GregoryKent Harrell
Barbara MooreMartha Rollings
Troilen SewardJames Harrison
Phyllis WackerBarbara Hopper



Officers elected May 2005 for the 2005-2006 term
Treasurer: Eliza Drew

Directors elected May 2005 for the 2005-2008 term
Elected Replacing
James E. AtkinsJames E. Atkins
Margaret Sue BerrymanLee Fudge
James HarrisonKenneth R. Holmes
Kenneth R. HolmesBarbara Moore
Claude ReesonWallace Edwards


Officers elected May 2004 for the 2004-2006 term
President: Gordon Bohannan
Vice President: Eve Gregory
Secretary: Tarika Blizzard
Treasurer: Martha Rollings

Directors elected May 2004 for the 2004-2006 term
Elected Replacing
Shirley CockesShirley Cockes
Kathy ThompsonMargaret Sue Berryman
Bess RichardsonBill Richardson


Officers elected May 2002 for the 2002-2004 term
President: Gordon Bohannan
Vice President: Eve S. Gregory
Secretary: See Note
Treasurer: Martha Rollings
Note: No nominee was presented for the office of Secretary at the May 2002 meeting. Tarika Blizzard consented to be presented for election as Secretary at the next meeting. Barbara Hopper consented to continue as Acting Secretary until the election at the next meeting.
Officers elected September 2002 for the 2002-2004 term
Secretary: Tarika Blizzard

Officers elected May 2000 for the 2000-2002 term
President: James E. Atkins
Vice President: Kenneth R. Holmes
Secretary: Barbara Hopper
Treasurer: Martha Rollings
The Society's first officers, elected at an organizational meeting on February 28, 1998, were
President Mrs. Margaret Sue Berryman
Vice President Mr. Kenneth R. Holmes
Treasurer Mr. S. Wallace Edwards
Secretary Mrs. Barbara Hopper

Officers elected by the membership at the Society's first annual meeting, Monday, May 11, 1998:

Officers elected May 1998 for the 1998-2000 term
President: James E. Atkins
Vice President: Kenneth R. Holmes
Secretary: Barbara Hopper
Treasurer: Martha Rollings

Directors elected May 11, 1998
Carol Andrews Amy Edwards Harte
Margaret Sue Berryman Claude Reeson
Lillie Fields W. E. Richardson, Jr
Mike Harrison Savannah H. Williams
Wallace Edwards Barbara Moore

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