Big things come in small packages. We take that to heart at the Brownsburg Museum. So why not take a little side trip to visit this historic village and community-run museum the Lexington News-Gazette deemed, “first class.”
Numerous irreplaceable articles have been entrusted to the BCA with the expectation that the association will be able to preserve, catalog, and display them for the purpose of informing and educating future generations.
The mission of the Brownsburg Museum shall be to establish and maintain a museum to house and exhibit a permanent collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century regional memorabilia, and to provide space for collections on loan, for the purpose of enjoyment and education of the general public and the rural communities of the Valley of Virginia.
Museum Documentary Completed
The three W&L students working on a documentary of the Brownsburg Museum for their Cross-Cultural Documentary Filmmaking class have completed the project. Connor Chess, Witt Hawkins and Powell Robinson sent us the following link so that we can share the documentary with you: http://rockbridgereport.academic.wlu.edu/cross-cultural-documentaries-2/
Connor, Witt and Powell were very grateful for the community support they received, particularly from Paul and Nancy Hahn, Dick Barnes, and John Siegfried. They wrote “Again, our sincerest thanks for your help, your support, and for the opportunity to focus our project on such a hidden gem only 20 minutes from W&L. It was a pleasure working with you and learning about the history of Brownsburg.”
Museum re-opens April 6, 2019!
The Brownsburg Museum will continue to celebrate 10 years of operation with the continuing exhibit, “With Their Hands-Crafted in Rockbridge and Augusta Counties 1750-1900”. Opening April 6 at 10:00, the new exhibit features stoneware, textiles, paintings, metal ware and furniture items. Many are from private collections and have never been made available for public viewing. This exhibit has been extensively revised with the replacement of many items displayed in the original, 2018 version. Return visitors are encouraged to view the exhibit as well as first-time visitors. Admission to the Brownsburg Museum is free.