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.


Stuart Home Tour

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, the Tazewell County Historical Society toured the Stuart home in Rosedale, VA. The home, referred to as Rosedale historically, was completed in 1913 and is known as one of the mansions of Elk Garden. It features a Federal style body and a Greek Revival portico. The home sits amid the property of the Stuart Land and Cattle Company, which is one of the oldest family ran businesses in the United States, having began in 1884. The farmlands date back to 1774, when Henry [...]

Open House and Christmas Dinner for 2015

Saturday, December 5th was a busy day in the Town of Tazewell, and the Tazewell County Historical Society was honored to take part in the festivities. TCHS held its annual Open House, welcoming guests from Colorado, Vermont, and Florida! Next, the fun continued with the Christmas parade - special thanks to Randy and Kassie Elswick for our float! Following the parade, several TCHS members continued the celebration at the Tazewell Train Station - a special place in our historical hearts - b[...]

Trunk or Treat 2015

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. [...]

Tazewell County Historical Society Book Signing

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![...]

Anthony Stephens Research Room Dedication

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[...]

Deskins-Maxwell Home Tour

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[...]
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