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 25,429 books/items are available to the public, as are family and local history files. Information and records are available for VA, NC, SC, WV, MD, GA, PA, KY and TN.
Computers programmed with Family Tree Maker, Family Origins and Ancestry.com are also available for research.
The Bassett Historical Center is also a museum with temporary and permanent artifact exhibits: musical instruments, clothing, tools, Appalachian craft, and photographs.
Patrons have visited the center from every state as well as France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, England, Canada, South Africa, Taiwan and Luxembourg.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 12 Noon - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 2 pm