The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation
The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity and was founded in 1997. Our two museums, the Waynesboro Heritage Museum and Plumb House Museum, promote Waynesboro’s history and are run by a Board of Directors. The Directors serve a three year term or hold the position for two terms (6 yrs.). Officers are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Meetings are held monthly and a Membership Meeting is held each June.
The Waynesboro Heritage Museum is located at 420 West Main Street. The hours are 9 – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is located in a 1908 newly renovated bank building at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Main Street downtown. Through a gift of resident, Mrs. Paul (Virginia) Ross, this building was renovated by the South River Development, Inc. in 2005 – 2007 for the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation. Exhibit galleries, nTelos audio-visual room, and gift shop are featured.
The Plumb House Museum is located at 1012 West Main Street. This two-story log cabin with outbuildings was built circa 1802 – 1806. This home was caught in the middle of the “Battle of Waynesborough” March 2, 1865. It has been home to five generations of the Plumb Family from 1837 – 1994. The City of Waynesboro purchased this home and the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation operates the museum. The hours are 10 – 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.