Our mission is to foster and promote appreciation of the historic heritage of Dumfries, Virginia.

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Holiday Open House

Stay warm and cozy in between the Town of Dumfries holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony Saturday December 9th 1:30-5:00PM

Come by the museum annex to enjoy live music by Broad Run Strings, a hot cocoa bar, children's activities, and tours of the decorated Weems-Botts Museum. It's also a great time to finish up your holiday shopping in our gift shop or take your family holiday photos!

New Member Program!

First Friday is a new program for HDVI members and prospective members. Current and expired members are encouraged to bring guests who may be interested in becoming members to the museum for a social hour and brief activity/talk on a special topic. Non-alcoholic beverages and light snack provided.

Upcoming First Fridays:

How-To: Intro to Oral Histories: Friday January 5th 5:30-6:30pm

White Glove Tour: Get a Sneak Peak at Collection Items: Friday March 2nd 5:30-6:30pm

Free Children's Days Have Returned!

Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. is bringing back its Free Children’s Days program sponsored by Walmart. Free Children’s Days will be held at the museum annex every third Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm. Each program includes a themed learning activity and craft and a small snack/beverage.

Upcoming Children's Days:

Saturday November 18th 1-3pm - World War I: Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of World War I at the Weems-Botts Museum. Children will learn about the historic event, including how children and animals helped during the war. Participants will have the opportunity to make a paper plate carrier pigeon, write letters to military members, get a “rationed” snack, and complete an activity book to earn a small prize!

Saturday December 16th 1-3pm: Historic Holidays

Saturday January 20th 1-3pm: Native American History

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Karleen Kovalcik at (703) 221-2218.


Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit, membership organization, tasked with operating the Weems-Botts Museum, organizing history-related annual events, hosting guest speakers, managing a historical archives & library, and publishing a bi-monthly newsletter.

President: Jeremiah Burns
Vice President: Jim Vincent
Treasurer: Bret Coulson
Secretary: Norma Fields
Board Members at-large: Ken White
Steven Fredericks
Robert Borka
Ex Officio: Jerry Foreman, Mayor of Dumfries

Upcoming Board Meetings (subject to change): December 6,
January 10,
February 8,
March 8,
April 12,
May 10,
June 14,
July 12,
August 9

 Executive Director: Joann Barron

Assistant Director: Erica Bridges