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Join Us Oct. 30 and 31 afternoons for our Fort Valley Craft Event!

Join Us Oct. 30 and 31 afternoons for our Fort Valley Craft Event!

Update: Fort Valley Book Now Available To Order

Welcome To Fort Valley is now available and can be ordered, according to FVM president John Gaunt. 

The Fort Valley Museum will selling the book during its annual Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm, and on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 from 2pm to 5pm. For those unable to attend the festival, the book can be shipped.  

The book cost is $75.00. If you prefer to have it shipped, the shipping cost by USPS costs an additional $6.00 ($81.00 total for book, plus shipping). Cash or check only; credit card payments are not available. Checks should be made out to"Fort Valley Museum."  Checks should be mailed to: Fort Valley Museum, PO Box 32, Fort Valley, VA  22652.

The Fall Festival will be held at 8631 Fort Valley Rd, corner of Fort Valley and Dry Run Rds. Fort Valley Museum will close for the Winter on Nov. 1, 2021.

The Fort Valley Museum and the Pandemic: Looking Ahead  

As you may already know, the Fort Valley Museum has been open for the usual weekend hours since the Fourth of July, but up until recently, the Board had not yet decided about holding the annual Fall Craft Festival. 

Now, we are excited to announce that we will indeed have an outdoors curated event on Saturday, October 30th, from1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Sunday, October 31st from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm). 

The Festival will include local crafters, artisans and demonstrations of blacksmithing, woodworking, and other heritage skills. There is no rain date. 

A new docent with deep Fort Valley roots, Amy Jett, has stepped forward to oversee the event, and our friend Ann Heap is currently contacting and organizing the crafters.

Food and beverages will be available on site The Old Brick Church part of the Museum will be open for visitors.  Safe COVID practices including masking will be observed within the Old Brick Church.

We are also pleased to announce that more copies of the book Welcome to Fort Valley: the History and Culture of Virginia’s “Valley within a Valley,” should be available for sale by late October, as will extra 2020-2021 Christmas ornaments , with the latest ornament featuring the Fort Valley Elementary School. There will also be a variety of Museum-related gift items available.

Also, for any who might still want to purchase William G. Melson’s book, Geology Explained: Virginia’s Fort Valley and Massanutten Mountains (2004), Bill’s widow has recently donated the last 10 copies to the Museum. They are available for sale. 

We are grateful for the continued contributions that have come in, even during this difficult time, and we sincerely thank those who have provided them.


Fort Valley Museum, Inc., P.O. Box 32, Fort Valley, VA 22652

Fort Valley Museum, Inc., P.O. Box 32, Fort Valley, VA 22652