Waynesboro (VA) Museum Receives $1 Million Gift
The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation and Museum (where I serve as VP of the board), recently received a very generous donation. Local philanthropist, Mrs. Virginia Ross, passed away last August at the age of 100. She very kindly bequeathed $1 million to the WHF. Mrs. Ross was also instrumental in helping to establish the WHF Museum in the first place. She purchased the building that houses our offices and museum and gave the museum a free lease for as long as we maintain a museum there. As anyone familiar with historic preservation and small, local museums knows, funding has become increasingly difficult in recent years. This gift will go a very long way in putting us on stronger footing and we are so grateful for Mrs. Ross's generosity. Please take the time to visit if you're ever in our area. We are quite proud of what we've been able to preserve and share with the public. Admission is free. Note: The Museum recently embarked upon a digitization project. All our artifacts and their provenance will be available to view online. Other research tools for genealogists and historians will also be made available with the digitization project.