Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center

horse The CrossRoads (Valley Brethren-Mennonite) Heritage Center features exhibits and a video on the settling of the Shenandoah Valley by the Brethren and Mennonites – in pioneer days, Civil War times, and in early 1900 school and mission work in the mountains of western Virginia.

Interpretative guides tell stories in the 1854 Burkholder-Myers House, the nearby Wash House, the Blacksmith Shop, and the 1904 Whitmer School/Cove church, all furnished with period furniture.

Vol 6 coverVolume VI of Unionists book released
Volume VI of Unionists and the Civil War Experience in the Shenandoah Valley became available in the fall of 2012. More details here. A hardcover, it retails for $49.95, plus tax. The books in this series can be purchased at Reflections of Yesteryear in the Dayton Farmers Market, Rockingham Cooperative on Grace Street in Harrisonburg, Ruth's Books and Cards in Bridgewater, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society in Dayton, the Eastern Mennonite University Bookstore. and through Valley Research Associates. For mail orders, send $58.95 (includes Va. sales tax and shipping) to VRA, P.O. Box 526, Dayton, VA 22821. An alphabetical list of the families featured in Volumes I -VI is available here. YOUR family ancestors might be featured - check it out this link!

Download Annual Reports for 2013:
-- Annual Meeting Report – February 7, 2014
-- Financial Report– February 7, 2014


About Us

Hours: 10-5 Wed.-Sat. Admission by donation.
Location: 1921 Heritage Center Way (off Garbers Church Rd.)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1563, Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Phone: (540) 438-1275.

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