Village of Bluemont Heritage
Where The Past Is Present
Bluemont Heritage was formed to preserve the historic buildings and the rich culture of our village. We strive to increase the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community.
2023 Membership Drive And Annual Meeting
In the aftermath of another fantastic Bluemont Fair, what does it say about the community we live in when over 480 volunteers pitched in to help?
I say, “What a great place to live and raise a family!
Bluemont is one of just a dozen historic rural villages in western Loudoun that exude the sense of place and character that distinguishes itself. But it’s the people at its core that makes it great.
The preservation of such a place takes real courage and will. Helping neighbors, protecting our open spaces, respecting our trees and wildlife, enjoying the tranquility here….
Bluemont Heritage is the custodian of our historic properties: the E.E. Lake Store, Snickersville Academy, the Caboose, and the Plaster Museum. We have successfully archived village history using the same software major museums use and will continue to do so.
Your support as new or returning members helps preserve our artifacts and history for present and future generations. Please consider going online at BluemontHeritage.org to support Bluemont Heritage.
This year’s annual meeting was on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00pm. The meeting minutes can be reviewed here.
President, Bluemont Heritage
Preserving Over 270 Years of Bluemont History
The purpose of this website is to preserve the two and a half centuries of Bluemont’s (formerly Snickersville) history and to share the past life and times in the village in a digital form.
The Plaster Museum Of Bluemont Heritage is home to the collections we have acquired. We are always adding to the archives, and welcome any Bluemont information to be submitted to our Committee for preservation. Send us your information by clicking here.
Become A Member
$35 Individual Membership
$50 Family Membership
$100 Sustaining Membership
- Free copy of the book— ”From Snickersville to Bluemont”
- Preserving Bluemont’s historical legacy
- Invitation to special events
Click Here to Become a Member:
Learn about some of the people that helped Bluemont to become what it is today. Read about their struggles and challenges.
Over a period of 270 years, Bluemont and it’s structures have come and gone. Some are still here today.
Four Centuries Of Bluemont’s Heritage
1748 George Washington surveying trip
1754 Bacon Fort established on the Turnpike
1757 Loudoun County founded
1776 Revolutionary War
1786 Snickers Gap Turnpike funded
1797 Clayton Hall built
1807 Snickers Gap village founded
1824 Snickers Gap village incorporated as Snickersville
1825 Snickersville Academy opened
1851 “Free” Church built
1861 Civil War began
1872 Mountain Shadow School opened
1872 “Colored” School/Church opened
1893 Blue Ridge Inn built
1900 First train arrived on July 4
1901 E.E. Lake Store built
1907 Village name changed to Bluemont
1921 Bluemont School opened
1921 “Colored” church relocated
1974 TWA plane crash
1984 Bluemont Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places
2018 EE Lakes Store Welcome Center was opened
Our site is dedicated to Susan Freis Falknor, a true Friend of Bluemont.
Susan’s efforts to preserve the heritage and the stories of our Village for future generations to enjoy will never be forgotten. Thank you Susan.