Old Fredericktown Garden Club

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

1691 THL

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

New Clippings

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









1952 Annual Report