The Town of Tazewell is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street on Saturday, October 31, 2015, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (regular Trick-or-Treating is from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm). Stop by the Tazewell County Historical Society to get a treat! While you are here, visit the Gildersleeve house (also known as the Johnston house) for the Nightmare on Main Street Haunted House, that will be open from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. It is sponsored by the Tazewell Area Chamber of Commerce. [...]
The Society’s offices are at the historic Greever House, 100 E. Main Street in Tazewell, Virginia.
Open by volunteers each Wednesday from 10:00am to 1:00pm, Thursday from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, or call for an appointment.
The Society meets the second Sunday each month at 2:30pm at the Greever House.
Tazewell County Historical Society held their monthly meeting on Sunday, October 11, 2015, featuring a book signing with Louise Leslie and Dr. Terry Mullins. They are introducing their new book "Big Creek: Once an Owl, Always an Owl 1931-2010." Louise Leslie and Dr. Terry Mullins: Copies can be purchased through the Tazewell County Historical Society, or directly through Louise Leslie and Dr. Terry Mullins. Get your copy today![...]
On August 9, 2015, the Tazewell County Historical Society dedicated the newly renovated Research Room in Anthony Stephens memory. His wife, Cora, and family were on hand to help place the memorial plaque in Anthony's honor. Anthony was serving as Vice President at the Tazewell County Historical Society, and was an outstanding volunteer, always going the extra mile. He is dearly missed by all. Current President Randy Elswick and Cora Stephens: Cora placing the memorial plaque: Cora a[...]
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, the Tazewell County Historical Society toured the Deskins-Maxwell house. Special thanks to the homeowner and wonderful hostess Ilene Yost for opening her home and sharing her wonderful lemonade with us on such a warm Summer's day! The Deskins-Maxewell house is one of three gray stone houses built in Tazewell County by German stonemasons, and was originally built for Stephen Deskins. The build date is estimated between 1800 - 1810. It is constructed of hand-hew[...]
The Tazewell County Historical Society is joining in on the “LOVE” artworks of Virginia. Virginia is out to prove that “love” is in the heart of every Virginian in a “BIG”, way by having giant “LOVE” artworks pop up in many different and unexpected places across Virginia. You can check it out on http://www.virginia.org/LOVE/ and on their map. Be sure to share your pictures on www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter with #LOVEVA. [...]
The Tazewell County Historical Society kicked off efforts to raise money for the restoration of the Tazewell Train Station by presenting a check for $1,000 at the December 2014 Town Council meeting. Donations are vital to the success of this project, and community support is welcomed. Pictured are Randy Elswick, President of the Tazewell County Historical Society, along with Mayor Donald Buchanan, and Councilman Dr. Terry Mullins, who is also a member of the Tazewell County Historical Society. [...]