About Washington Heritage Museums

Mission

Statement

The mission of the Washington Heritage Museums (WHM) is to preserve, promote and maintain its four 18th century properties in Fredericksburg, VA and develop dynamic educational resources and programs to engage and inspire the interest of everyone.

 
 

Board of Directors

Chair  ................................. Michael Spencer

First Vice Chair .................  Jack Apperson

Second Vice Chair ............ Sharon Carmody

Treasurer ........................... Will Kinnamon

Secretary ........................... Amy McCullough

 

Members

Pamela Diggs

Chuck Fennell

Zach Hatcher

Anne Little

Michael O’Malley

Cassie Payne

Amy Minneci Stanford

Cristina Turdean

Alda White

 

 

Staff

Anne Darron - Executive Director, Washington Heritage Museums  

Michael Carter – Executive Assistant, Washington Heritage Museums 

Genevieve Bugay - ​Manager, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop 

Michelle Hamilton - Manager, Mary Washington House 

Daniel Hawkins - Manager, Rising Sun Tavern 

Jeannette Rose - Gardener, Washington Heritage Museums  

Jan Swager - Museum Store Buyer  

Vicky Fenton - Museum Store Volunteer Coordinator   

 

WHM

History

In early 2013, Washington Heritage Museums, a 501c3, assumed ownership and responsibility for the Fredericksburg properties.  We are vigorously committed to a new era of health and relevance for these architectural and cultural treasures.  Their historical importance is not merely local, but national.

 

We are an active organization of several hundred members from not only Virginia, but across the nation. Besides having regular educational programs and social events, we maintain and staff the four historic house museums in downtown Fredericksburg: the Mary Washington House, Rising Sun Tavern, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and St. James' House. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and welcome all members to help us share these important sites with the public.