The Halifax County Historical Society's mission is to preserve historical facts, artifacts, and structures of Halifax County and to disseminate historic information to the public.
Its latest project is to complete an architectural history of the county. The Society has published/reprinted, to date, sixteen books and has completed two American Revolution exhibits telling the story of the Crossing of the Dan in 1781.
One exhibit is housed in The Prizery (Commmunity Arts Center) and the other is at the crossing site on the Dan River. The exhibits are within walking distance of each other with the inside exhibit being open to the public Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and by appointment on the weekends. The river site may be visited at any time.