The Virginiana Collection is a historic gathering of local history records, rare books, and the Old Dominion Land Company Records, plus many other hidden treasures. The Collection was once housed in the attic of the West Avenue Library for protection, then moved to the branch’s North Reading Room to give the public easier access to the materials. It was later relocated to Main Street Library when it opened in 1996 and is currently available to the public for viewing in the Virginiana Room.
This site reflects some highlights of the collection. Above each description is the title and date of the artifact shown, if known. We hope you enjoy the online exhibit — come visit us at the Virginiana Room too!