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Mission and History

The Occoquan Historical Society (OHS) is a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for profit organization operating as a non-stock corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Originally founded in 1969 as Historic Occoquan, Inc. (the name was changed in 2008), the Society operates the Mill House Museum. Located at 413 Mill Street in the Town of Occoquan, Virginia, the museum building dates to the second half of the 18th century and is all that remains of a thriving mill complex that once operated in the town. In the museum one may view an eclectic mix of artifacts, some of which are more than two hundred years old. There one may also find a variety of publications of local interest, including the Society's newsletter. For more than 50 years the members of OHS have worked diligently to preserve, interpret, and disseminate information on Occoquan's past.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Occoquan Historical Society for the period through June 30, 2024, consists of the following individuals:

Marge Shaffer, President

Bobbie Frank, Vice President

Earnie Porta, Treasurer

Dolores Elder, Secretary

Merial Currer

Robert Love

Zoe Vitter

Founding Directors

In honor of their foresight and commitment to Occoquan's heritage, we list here the founding board members of what was then known in 1969 as Historic Occoquan, Inc.:

C. Lacey Compton, Jr., Woodbridge

Jessie R. Curtis, Occoquan

Charles L. Deanne, Occoquan

Margaret F. Gets, Occoquan

Stanley R. Herndon, Occoquan

Edson M. Lynn, Jr., Occoquan

Martha Lynn, Occoquan

Joan Rainwater, Occoquan

June Randolph, Occoquan

James E. Timberlake, Occoquan

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