No temporary exhibits are currently on display. Please see the description of our permanent exhibits to get a better idea of what the museum currently has to offer.


Permanent Collection

  • The William M. Tuck Exhibit
  • The Abbyville Collection
  • The Military Exhibit
  • The Country Store
  • The Pioneer Medicine Exhibit
  • The Map of Halifax County

Coming Soon

  • A History of Tobacco in Halifax County
  • Halifax County’s Rail History
  • The Rev. Penick Wagstaff Collection
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Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour

The Museum 10AM-4PM

On April 11th, 12th, and 13th, the museum will be hosting the Virginia World War I & II Commemoration Committee's Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour here in South Boston. The Profiles of Honor is a mob [...]


Teresa Roane

SBHC Museum 6:30-7:00

Women of the Confederacy Lecture Learn about the cultural and domestic changes that women of all ages and backgrounds experienced while living in the Confederate States of America during and after the [...]


Featured Artist

N. Diana Thorpe

Diana Thorpe’s goal is to encourage her viewers to hear the birdsong and the distant thunder; to feel the movement of the wind and the warmth of the sun; to see the clouds dance across the sky; to wonder what has caught the bird’s attention. Thorpe endeavors to capture a moment in time to be experienced whenever her work is viewed. Her paintings are created to help others see things around them that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Drawing and painting have been lifelong interests of Thorpe. She began sketching at the age of seven before taking up painting at the age of 14. In college, she took a number of art-related courses covering a variety of drawing and painting styles. After college, she studied with a number of professional artists to further hone and polish her skills.

Moved by the beauty of the world around her, Thorpe is naturally drawn to the representational painting style. She enjoys painting a variety of subjects, but she is especially inspired by color and movement.

In addition to creating works of art in acrylic, watercolor, and oil, Thorpe also produces greeting cards and prints depicting her vibrant style.

Since relocating from Richmond in 2009, Thorpe has resided in Charlotte County with her husband, Dr. Curtis W. Thorpe.

Latest News

December 29, 2016

New Website Launch

For the past eighteen months, a major goal of the museum has been to redesign and launch new website for...
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