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

Support our mission with a tax-deductible donation!

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.

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 February 17th 1-3pm: Colonial Herbs and Medicine

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): February 8,
March 8,
April 12,
May 10,
June 14,
July 12,
August 9