Richmond County Museum's
Research & Resources
A comprehensive history of Richmond County was published by the Board of Supervisors in conjunction with the county’s American Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Elizabeth Lowell Ryland, an early museum board member, was editor. Now out of print, this book, Richmond County Virginia, A Review Commemorating the Bicentennial, 1776-1976 can be accessed on line at the Richmond County Public Library website. A reference copy is also available at the museum. Richmond County Virginia, 1692-1992 A Tricentennial Portrait by Robert Harper is a pictorial history with hundreds of captioned photographs of residents and historic sites, published by the Board of Supervisors in 1992. It is available for reference or purchase at the museum and is also accessible on the Richmond County Public Library website. A less formal look at (mostly 20th century) Richmond County history and culture is presented in Close Ties, a series of seven paper-bound books published by Richmond County Intermediate School between 1990 and 1997. Under their teachers’ guidance, students interviewed county residents on a variety of topics and collected photographs. Books in the Close Ties series are available for reference and purchase at the museum and are also on line at the Richmond County Library website.
A pictorial history of Warsaw, Virginia, the county seat, was prepared by the museum and published as part of the Images of America series in 2010. It is available for reference and purchase at the museum.
Periodic Historical Bulletins have been published by the museum beginning in 2011.
A small genealogical library and books referencing Farnham Church (Episcopal) records, county marriages, wills and newspaper notices are also available at the museum for research.