Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County

Historical Significance

The African American Historical Society of Fauquier County (AAHA) was founded in 1992 by two Fauquier County citizens with deep family roots in the Piedmont. The goal of the organization is to document, preserve, and educate the public about the often neglected history of the Fauquier County region. Through the museum, genealogy resource center, monthly public programs, and community outreach, AAHA seek to serve the citizens of Virginia.

Physical Description

The AAHA archives include a 150 year old iron cage from the slave ship, Veronica; two levels of exhibits on local, regional, and national African American history; African artifacts; and a library of books and documents pertaining to African American culture and history. The AAHA maintains a genealogy resource center with an emphasis on difficult-to-find records of African American family history.

Geographical and Contact Information

4249 Loudoun Avenue
The Plains, Virginia
Phone: 540-253-7488/540-253-5126

Cite this Page:

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed June 19, 2019,

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