Old Fredericktown Garden Club Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1691 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/2012. Last revised 02/2021.

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EXTENT: 1.04 linear feet, plus 11 volumes scrapbooks.

DATE: 1934 - 2012

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Old Fredericktown Garden Club Records contains the minutes, reports, awards, membership records, and yearbooks of the Old Fredericktown Garden Club.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: In 1934, Mrs. Samuel Preston, and ten other individuals, founded the Shawnee Garden Club. Two years later the club changed its name to the Old Fredericktown Garden Club. During World War II, the Club raised money for the war effort by selling war bonds which were then donated to the City of Winchester's Parks and Recreation Department and used to fund the construction of the War Memorial Building. The Club is still active and has sponsored new garden clubs in the Winchester-Frederick County area: The Lord Fairfax Garden Club and the Glen Burnie Garden Club. 

RELATED MATERIAL: Lord Fairfax Garden Club Records, 1466 THL; Glen Burnie Garden Club Records, 1688 THL; Winchester Council of Garden Clubs Records, 637 THL; Winchester-Clarke Garden Club Records, 1454 THL.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Larrick, Mrs. Herbert and Mrs. Herbert Solenberger, “The History of the Old Fredericktown Garden Club,” located in BOX 1

CITE AS: Old Fredericktown Garden Club, 1691 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.                              




75th Anniversary Celebration -- CD

75th Anniversary – Program, Committee Reports, Correspondence, and Receipts, 10 leaves, 2 pages

Awards – 1993-2004

Awards – 1991 Horticultural Award, Virginia Federation of Gardens Clubs,

Awards – 2005-2007 National Garden Clubs Awards Application (small), 13 leaves, printed and Typescript

Awards – 2007-2009 National Garden Clubs Awards Application, 9 leaves, printed and transcript

Awards – 2007-2009 National Garden Club Award Application (small), 14 leaves, printed and typescript

Correspondence – May 13, 1993-June 24, 1994, 5 leaves, typescript

The Fun of Growing Old by Gertrude Peery, 7 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Growing Herbs – Garden Club Advice, unnumbered leaves

The History of the Old Fredericktown Garden Club, March 8, 1934-August 10, 1994 by Mrs. Herbert Larrick and Mrs. Herbert Solenberger, 2 pages, printed

Life Membership and Membership – 27 leaves, typescript and manuscript

Minutes – 1985-2000

Minutes – 2001-2009

Poster – Fredericktown Garden Club, 1 leaf, manuscript

Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping: Master List 1997 by The Virginia Native Plant Society, 1 booklet, printed

New Clippings


Annual Reports to the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, 1984-1995

Annual Reports to the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, 1996-2007

Bicentennial Committee Reports, 1975-1977

Conservation Committee Annual Reports, 1982-2006

Exhibit Committee Reports, 1965-1991

Exhibit Committee Reports, 1992-2009

Minutes – 3 items, print; folder contains the following years:
            June 2006-May 2007
            June 2007-May 2008
            June 2008-May 2009

Minutes June 2009-May 2010; unnumbered leaves, printed

Minutes June 2010-May 2011; unnumbered leaves, printed

Minutes June 2011-May 2012; unnumbered leaves, printed

Historians’ Reports, 1991-2001

Judging Reports, 1981-2003

Interclub Reports, 1977-2004

Program Committee Reports, 1982-2003

Project Committee Reports, 1978-2006

Presidents’ Reports, 1958-1972

Presidents’ Reports, 1972-1983

Presidents’ Report, 1983-1993

Presidents’ Report, 1994-2003

Treasurers’ Reports, 1983-2005


Sheila MacQueen Gardens at Historic Long Branch, 12 leaves, typescript and manuscript

Yearbooks – 1935-1951

Yearbooks – 1951-1999









1952 Annual Report

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com/