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South Boston - Halifax County Museum

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Excellent history of Halifax County. Chronological history very interesting. Lots of WW2 memorabilia, including large Nazi flag. Reproduced office for Gov. Tuck.
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First this is a free Museum with a Donation if you want to. We got to spend a good hour here. For a small town that does not have much to do this passed some time for us. We loved learning about the history and having a look at the medical practice back in the day. The staff
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Being as we're a small town there's not a whole lot to see but everything we have is well placed & organized. My kids & I really enjoy visiting from time to time to see what's changed & what's new. It's always a pleasant trip.
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The place is a little disjointed and light on civil war but a great effort as a town museum. Its free so the price us right. Parking lot in front. A lot of early medical stuff.
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Response from JenniferB9262, Manager at South Boston - Halifax County Museum
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Hi Jeni, I am going through some of our profile's older reviews and thought that your comment was well worth responding to. The disjointed comment is well noted. Our community museum's building had humble origins and an A&P store, so we do the best we can with the preexisting wall structure. Our organization has come a long way since it met in a 1 room building in 1982, but there is still much room for improvement. I also have an answer to the light presence of the civil war in our museum's permanent exhibits. Unlike most areas of Virginia, Halifax County saw very little militaristic action throughout the war. Only one battle was fought within the county. However, we have several individual soldiers highlighted throughout the museum's 9 permanent galleries. In our military exhibit, the museum has allocated as much space as we can afford to the Civil War while bringing attention to other important conflicts in our military history exhibit. Did you know that a federalized national guard regiment from South Boston was one of the first four companies to storm Omaha Beach on D-Day? When you take into consideration the most important events in Halifax County's history, the local tobacco and transportation industries were paramount. Our medical history is rich and expansive considering the 830 sq. miles of land that the colonial and reconstruction era doctors operated in. So many topics with so little room. Thank you for your review and we hope you will visit us again!
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Small museum with local flavor. Great medical display. A little weak on civil war. Great tribute on service of locals who were in the military. There was no charge for entry and since no one else was thete we got a tour by a knowledgeable volunteer that gave us personal
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