Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
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.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
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
PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com/