Welcome to the Lovettsville Historical Society Official Website
We are committed to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Town of Lovettsville and the surrounding area known as "The German Settlement". Displayed are various artifacts, photographs, documentation, household articles, tools, genealogy and other historical information pertaining to the local history within the Lovettsville Museum. Plan your next outing to visit the museum, attend our monthly events and lectures or arrange a group tour. The Lovettsville Historical Society offers research resources and assistance.

Next in the 2016 Lecture Series


First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His - And the Nation's Prosperity

Sunday, September 18 at 2 PM

By Edward G. Lengel, Professor of History at the University of Virginia and editor of The Papers of George Washington. Lengel's newly-published book uses George Washington's often-overlooked financial papers to show how the United States was conceived in business, founded on business, and operated as a business-all because of the great entrepreneurial mind of one of the greatest American businessmen of any generation: George Washington.

The program will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville, at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to defray expenses.

Upcoming Lectures: 

Oct. 9:  "The One That Got Away - How Virginia Lost Mr. Jefferson's County."  The formation of the State of West Virginia during the Civil War will be discussed  by Doug Perks, Historian of the Jefferson County Museum in Charles Town.

Nov. 13:  The 1940 Lovettsville airliner disaster,  by John Flannery. On August 31, 1940, a Pennsylvania Central Airlines DC-3 crashed into a field at the foot of the Short Hill Mountain, killing all 25 persons on board.  It was the worst commercial airplane crash in U.S. history up to that time. On board were a United States Senator and two FBI agents who were tailing him. Many Lovettsville old-timers still remember the crash in  its horrible detail.


In the News:

Cub Scouts Visit Lovettsville Museum


The Museum at Christmas



Visit our museum containing many artifacts, historical documents and library.

Peruse our many resources for information on local history and link to the wealth of knowledge imparted by our surrounding historical centers.

Support the local heritage that began this and neighboring communities to help enrich our knowledge and that of our children.
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