The Afro-American Historical Association (AAHA) operates a museum, genealogical research center, library, document and photographic archive, and educational facility that interprets regional and national African American history. Our highly agricultural region of rural VA was heavily dependent on enslaved labor prior to the Civil War and much of the African American population living here now are descended from the enslaved and freed people of that era. A large part of the facility's mission is to document, preserve, research, and interpret the history of slavery and resistance in the region. Through original documents, recorded oral history, maps, and artifacts, the facility shares a hidden history with visitors from all over the US. We are especially pleased to offer an exhibit titled, "Footprints to Change," which illustrates the Underground Railroad in Fauquier County. Staff are currently researching runaways in the county.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 4243 Loudoun Ave., The Plains, Fauquier, 20198
Contact Information: 504-253-7488 (main phone)
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Karen Hughes White
Location Type: Facility