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Goochland County Historical Society



Founded in 1968, the Goochland County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax exempt educational organization created and operated for the presentation, preservation, and protection of Goochland County heritage and tradition. To fulfill its mission, the Society has collected manuscripts, artifacts, genealogical, and architectural information pertaining to Goochland, and Virginia in general. These resources, some of them rare and unique, are made available to the public at the Society's Historical Center. Additionally, skilled volunteers will conduct genealogy research from these sources.

The Society annually publishes a scholarly research magazine featuring original articles and documents. In addition to the magazine, the Society provides its membership with 3 newsletters which feature current information on the Society's business, museum acquisitions, and the next scheduled program meeting.

To further member involvement and to make history a lively interest for all, three general meetings are held annually, often featuring authorities on historical topics. Illustrated lectures have been presented and musical performances enjoyed. Members also participate in Society sponsored tours to historic sites in various parts of Virginia. Please invite your friends to become new members of the Society.

For more information, please call the Society or come by the Historical Center. Visitors are always welcomed. Our summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., winter hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

P.O. Box 602, Goochland, VA 23063 TELEPHONE: 1-804-556-3966 www.goochlandhistory.org

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Aircraft Warning Service Armband
This armband immediately identified the wearer as a member of this important civilian volunteer corp. This armband is from the collection of the Goochland County Historical Society. Spotters were stationed in every county and state across the…

Aircraft Spotters Instructions
Volunteers typically served only once per week, so clear reminders of protocols were vital for consistency of reporting and information.

This page gives a quick review of the instructions volunteers were to follow to send a "flash" report upon…
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