After reporting several times last year of the closing of libraries, facilities and repositories used by genealogists (for example, see Sadly, Another Genealogy Room Has Closed ... and Reference Room Closing -- Oregon State Library), it’s nice to be able to report that a New Genealogy Center in Wytheville, Virginia has opened! Congratulations on the efforts of all those involved.
More than 70 people gathered on Sunday, 16 November 2014, at
165 S. 11th Street in Wytheville, Virginia, to celebrate the opening of the Wythe County Genealogical & Historical Association’s new . Some visitors came from Regional Research Center Pennsylvania and to join in the celebration. North Carolina
Several months of remodeling have taken place since the purchase of the Center in mid-August ...
A major contribution of $250,000 from out-of-state anonymous donors raised the building fund to a level where, after six years, the organization could afford to make the purchase. Although the Association has raised a total of $335,000, they have not yet received any government donations and no grant money or loans were used to purchase the building or remodel the interior. The facility contains over 8,000 square feet of library and meeting space ...
The Association houses genealogical and historical records for
Wythe County, and the other sixteen southwest counties ... Virginia
Volunteers are available during regular business hours to assist visitors with their research: Mondays and Tuesdays Noon to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is closed for holidays and inclement weather. For more information, contact the Center at 276-228-3445 or
Repass Hoch at 276-228-2258, or [email protected]rprises.com. Beverly
Do you know of other newly opened or soon to be opened research centers catering to family historians?
We'd sure love to report more good news as 2015 unfolds!
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