Oakland Museum

Come visit our unique museum in the heart of Virginia!

  • It explores the relationship of Nelson County's history to the history of the state and the nation. More»
  • It only opened in August 2008, but we've accomplished a lot and we have even bigger plans for the future. More»
  • Built around 1838, it was originally a tavern and is listed in both the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia’s Historical Landmarks. More»
  • It is closely associated with the Nelson County Historical Society, which owns the property on which it is located. Indeed, the museum and historical society will soon be merging. More»
  • In the meantime, we invite you to visit us on Facebook.

The Nelson Music Project

Because music is an especially rich part of the county's cultural heritage, we are focusing on it in several ways:

  • Producing well-attended programs featuring local musicians and genres, including a Tribute to Curtis Matthews (featuring Curtis, Jimmy Fortune and many others),Irish Music and Dancing(in connection with the building of the Crozet tunnel), and Gospel—Nelson County Style.
  • Videotaping interviews with musicians—a number have already been completed.
  • Planning an exhibit at the museum
  • Researching music that is indigenous to the county

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Updated 18 August 2014.