Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains the minutes, reports, awards, and yearbooks of the Old Fredericktown Garden Club. Also within the collection are a variety of items associated with the club’s history, and membership.
(3 boxes) Last updated 09/16.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: In 1934, Mrs. Samuel Preston, along with 10 other charter members, founded the Shawnee Garden Club. Two years later the club changed its name to the Old Fredericktown Garden Club. The club has actively promoted gardening ever since, and has sponsored two new garden clubs, the Lord Fairfax Garden Club and the Glen Burnie Garden Club, in the Winchester-Frederick County, VA area. During World War II the club helped raise money for the war effort by selling and purchasing War Bonds. After the war, the club’s members donated the bonds they had purchased to the City Recreation Department to help build the War Memorial Building.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from The History of the Old Fredericktown Garden Club by Mrs. Herbert Larrick and Mrs. Herbert Solenberger.
Cite As: Old Fredericktown Garden Club #1691, 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
BOX 2 Reports
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
MAP CASE 1 DRAWER 11
1952 Annual Report