Local History

Washington and Lee University Special Collection and Archives houses over one thousand unique manuscripts collections including those of the Rockbridge Historical Society, The American Shakespeare Center, and the Mountain Valley Preservation Association. On this page you'll find exhibits on local and regional history curated by our students, staff, faculty, and community partners.

  • Civil War Brownsburg: A Community's Civil War Experience

    The Brownsburg Museum (Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, Virginia) and Washington and Lee University Special Collections would like to welcome you to “Civil War Brownsburg,” an online exhibit exploring this community’s Civil War experience, 1861-1865.