Bracketed cornices, Alexander-Withrow House, c. 1790, Lexington. ©Jennifer Law Young

Resources and Research


Black History Profiles

 Click here to read oral history transcriptions excerpted from The House on Fuller Street, by Beverly Tucker.



Washington and Lee Special Collections

The Washington and Lee University Special Collections & Archives Department collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials supporting the diverse teaching and research needs of our students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Educational outreach is a core value.  Click here to visit the Special Collections web page.


The Campbell House, ca. 1845, is the RHS headquarters, historical home, and museum. HLF photo

Rockbridge Historical Society Online Proceedings

  • Click here to view RHS Online Proceedings

  • Click here to view an index of RHS Proceedings by major topic areas


Lexington: Boom or Bonzai

Click here to view a PDF version of a presentation prepared for the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council’s March 21, 2018 City of Lexington 10-year Comprehensive Plan Update Forum by Arthur Bartenstein. Great thanks are owed to Washington and Lee University Library Special Collections and Archives Department for assistance with research and provision of all historic photographs.