In addition to fascinating exhibits, our museum contains the VAHS archives, which consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, city directories, church directories, high school and college yearbooks, newspapers, audio-visual materials, historical clothing, business memorabilia, books, and more.
Visitors may use our collection for research at the museum free of charge, but we do ask for a donation for any photocopies made. For researchers unable to come to our museum, we can do research for you when staff or volunteers have time for the following rates: For non-VAHS members: Initial fee of $10 for up to one hour, plus $10 for each additional hour For VAHS members: Initial fee is waived; $10 per hour for over one hour, but we may turn down a request if the museum director deems the request too time-consuming. An invoice will be sent to the researcher, and payment is due within two weeks. If the bill is not paid, the VAHS may deny any subsequent requests from that person.
We will post more information about our archival materials soon, but in the meantime, please contact our museum staff to see if we can help find what you are looking for!
Click on the files below to view lists of our collections items.