The Purcellville Historical Society is hosting “A Walk Through Purcellville,” an exhibit of photographs from the personal collections of residents, collectors, businesses, and public archives.

The goal of this Memorial Day weekend exhibit is to give past and current residents an opportunity to expand and share their sense of community through scenes reflecting Purcellville’s rich history and each exhibitor’s connection to their time in Purcellville.

The only requirement is for the photos to be specific to Purcellville. Within these guidelines, all types of photos will be accepted: portraits, team photos, buildings, landscapes and events. We welcome and encourage images from all eras.

There are several ways you can send photos for the event. The first is to email the images to With each photo, please provide several sentences describing the scene and the people within it, as well as a notation explaining your preferences regarding how the images should be printed/displayed.

If you choose to mail photos, be sure all your photos are clearly labeled on the back with your full name. On a separate sheet include an explanation of the people, place, date and event shown in the photo. These descriptions, as well as those sent via email, will be used to create captions for the photos. Finally, please include any special care you want taken with the photos and an address to which they can be returned. A donation toward shipping fees/mounting fees is greatly appreciated. All mailed photos should be sent to: Purcellville Historical Society, PO Box 765, Purcellville, Va 20134

We are accepting photos until April 20th, 2016!

The exhibit will run Friday, May 27 through Sunday May 29, 2016 at Purcellville’s historic Train Station. More details on the open house and exhibit times will become available as the date nears.

For more information email President Kacey Young at