For those conducting family history or historical research, the Bassett Historical Center is a gem. It has all records for Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Floyd Counties in VA and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry Counties NC. Over 11,562 books/items are available to the public, as are family and local history files. Information and records are available for NC, SC, WV, MD, GA, PA, KY and TN.
A computer programmed for Family Tree Maker, Family Origins, etc.(and HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com). Patrons have come from every state as well as Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, England, Canada, South Africa, Taiwan and Luxembourg.
The center is also a museum with temporary and permanent artifact exhibits: musical instruments, clothing, tools, Appalachian craft, and photographs.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 12 Noon - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 2 pm
Last Updated: 7/26/2012 9:40 AM