Invincible Spirit

This is the Main Exhibit Hall.

Here we tell the story from the Indians to Contemporary Industry.

"Invincible Spirit: History in the Heart of the Shenandoah " tells the history of Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from pre-Columbus times through the present. Here, you can learn which Native American groups utilized the Valley, understand the local impact of our nation's wars, explore a pioneer toolshed, discover what industries fed the pre-Civil War economy, and appreciate the new diversity of our community. And, don't miss the sixteen-foot neon pencil that formerly 'pointed' the way to Service Stationers on Market Street for years. You can pay that old friend - bright as ever - a visit right here at the Heritage Museum.

An arrowhead collection, a full size ceramic kiln, the original Dayton town fire reel, a Confederate drum, flags, shape note music, a local organ, and many other historical artifacts selected from the museum collection are displayed

Our large exhibit hall shows the history of Rockingham County.