Your membership or donation will help us continue to preserve Halifax County's history.


The Halifax County Historical Society invites you to become a member.

The Society’s mission is to bring together those people interested in preserving historical facts, artifacts, and structures of Halifax County, Virginia.

The Society

  • proposes to acquire significant historical information and disseminate it to the public.

  • proposes to ensure the preservation of materials collected.

  • will provide guidance to ensure preservation of records, archives, and structures.

  • exists to interpret, collect, and make available evidence of the past, and to provide leadership on furthering knowledge and appreciation of the history of Halifax County, Virginia

Membership includes:

  • the Bulletin, a publication of historical articles and information on Halifax County, Virginia.

  • lectures and activities relating to history and preservation.

  • annual meeting of membership.

  • discounts on certain publications.

Download and print the membership form.

Please consider a donation to help with the restoration

of the Chaffin House, the Society’s New hOme.

Our new “home,” the Chaffin House, 110 Mountain Road, Halifax, is a two-story frame cottage, built in 1880. It features many fine exterior architectural elements, such as fish-scale shingles on the front and side pediments, and cornices with returns and decorative brackets. Inside are handsome paneled doors, pine flooring and decorative mantels. You can help the Society preserve this historic house by volunteering to paint, garden or catalog important items. Monetary support will greatly help with paying for a new heating and air conditioning system, replacement of the roof and shutters, and other improvements to make the Chaffin House a welcoming place to have gatherings, speakers and demonstrations. To schedule a time to help with various projects, contact Barbara Bass at 434-579-0083 or at To donate to the restoration fund, please make your check to Halifax County Historical Society, writing “Chaffin House” on the memo line, and mail to the society, P. O. Box 601, South Boston, VA 24592.