We welcome all visitors to this website and also to our museum and meetings.
   JOIN US AT THE CITIZEN'S CENTER FOR A FREE MEAL   
   2013 ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE   
   KING GEORGE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT BOOK NOW AVAILABLE   

PEYTON'S MARKET - OWENS, VA
We are looking for information and photos about the old (now closed) Peyton's Market in Owens, VA. It was once a grocery store, a post office, and (later) was a "junk/antique" store. If you can help, please contact the KG Museum 775-9477.    
posted by J Graham

2013 ORNAMENT - 1913 MAIL TRUCK
The image used for our 2013 ornament is from a 1913 photograph of a mail truck on Rt. 218 at Ambar. This whimsical image is unique to our ornament collection. More information available upon request. Ornament $20 + $3 shipping.   
posted by J Graham

WE NEED PHOTOS OF FORMER SHERIFFS
In recognition of the opening of the new Sheriff's facility, the historical society is collecting photos of former sheriffs to be placed on display at the new facility. If you have any or know of anyone who does, please contact us. Recognition of the owner of the original photo will be displayed also.   
posted by E Lee

NEW KING GEORGE COUNTY MONUMENT BOOK
The King George County Monument book is here. The 140-page book contains a history of how the monument came to be as well as a brief biography, including military history, of each person listed on the monument. It also identifies, to the best of our knowledge, others who served from King George County who, for reasons unknown, are not listed on the monument. Pictures are included where available. Readers are invited to update the book with information and pictures for future editions. $20.00 (Shipping costs will likely be around $3.00).   
posted by E Lee

BOOTH ON THE RUN
Jean and Elizabeth are researching into the truth and myths about John Wilkes Booth's escape through King George County. If your family has a story about the escape, please let us know. These stories will disappear over the next several generations and we want to have them written down. Contact us through this website, or at kghistory@verizon.net.   
posted by E Lee

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS CHANGES
A change to the constitution and bylaws will be mailed out to members in a few weeks. Please watch for this and return your ideas and comments by the date posted in the letter.    
posted by E Lee

JOIN US !
To become a member of the King George Historical Society, click here and submit the required information. Members will receive an 8-page quarterly newsletter containing current news as well as "News of Yesteryear." Annual dues: $20.00 Family; $15.00 Individual; $3.00 Student. Lifetime Membership = $250.00 per person.    
posted by J Graham

NORTHERN NECK GUIDE BOOK ***N E W***
"Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck & Essex County" is now available. Paperback copies of this 278-page book are $25, hardback copies, $40. The book describes 460 sites, including grand plantations and early modest homes, along with schools, churches and other places of interest. Copies may be obtained at the KG Museum and other locations in the Northern Neck. WE HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY OF THESE BOOKS. PLEASE ORDER SOON.    
posted by J Graham

MUSEUM NEWS
The Museum is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 am until 2 pm. Call 775-9477 or emailkghistory@verizon.net to make an appointment to visit on other days. Please give ample notice, giving us time to check our emails and messages.    
posted by E Lee

OLD PHOTOS WANTED
We are updating our files. We are looking for pictures more than 50 years old -- King George County homes, schools, businesses and other buildings. Please... look through your collections and share your old photos with us. We will be happy to scan your originals while you wait and immediately return them to you.   
posted by J Graham

1873 WAWASET TRAGEDY
Copies of "Disaster on the Potomac - the Last Run of the Steamer Wawaset" (by Al Oickle) are still available for $20.00 at the museum or at B. King's office (call 775-3633). Mail orders, please add $3.50.    
posted by J Graham

KING GEORGE COUNTY PICTORIAL HISTORY
The pictorial history is still available. One can obtain a copy from Union Bank & Trust, the museum, Herb Hewitt's law office, or click here to order by mail.   
posted by E Lee

MUSEUM DVD AVAILABLE
There are a limited number of DVDs depicting the 19 museums and historical sites in the Northern Neck. King George County Museum is included. If you would like to know what is available in the Northern Neck, this DVD is a bargain. Jean and Elizabeth have copies for $13. Just send us an email for details.   
posted by J Graham

The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia and is a repository for archival material for the counties of King George, Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg. For more information, visit their website by clicking on this headline.   
posted by E Lee

Click on this link to see what's happening with our neighbor Historic Port Royal   
posted by E Lee

TO CONTACT US
If you need to contact us and have a short time for an answer, please use the inquiry@kghistory.org address. If you are not in need of a quick answer, you can use kghistory@verizon.net. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to read the verizon address in a timely manner. We read it once a week, at the museum, IF we do not have many visitors, planned activities, or unexpected jobs to do. The inquiry address, on the other hand, is forwarded to selected members at their home so that we can answer them from day to day. Please be patient with us. We love to answer your questions and try to do it in a timely manner.   
posted by E Lee

SCHOLARSHIP
The King George Historical Society has designated $1,000 for a scholarship for a King George senior (resident of the county) who plans to continue his/her education in a post secondary institution. Entries may include written research papers, oral and/or audiovisual presentations, etc., pertaining to historic places, people, or events that took place in KG County. Students are invited to visit the museum for ideas and suggestions; the museum contains extensive historical information on county homes, businesses, industries, and schools of yesteryear. In addition there are genealogical files and a computer database relating to numerous county families. FOR FURTHER INFO, CONTACT A KING GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR OR EMAIL KGHISTORY@VERIZON.NET   
posted by J Graham