List of Collections

List of Collections

COLLECTIONS AT THE DANVILLE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND HISTORY

Access to our collections is by appointment only and at the discretion of staff.  A research fee of $25/hour may be applied.


20th Century Art Collection - Our Art collection is currently going through a maintenance procedure that should be completed by the end of December — early January. Presently, we are pulling works from the collection and reaching out to universities and private collectors to construct specific retrospective exhibitions. In the next six months the Museum will be constructing an exhibition titled "Harriet and Friends" - A Retrospective of Harriet Fitzgerald and the Abingdon Square Painters. The goal is to highlight artists in the 20th century art collection, as well as investigate the regional histories that are depicted through the art and life of Southern women painters, and painters who lived and worked in the Dan River Region.


  • Business Records of Major William T. Sutherlin
  • Dibrell Brothers Tobacco Company
  • 19th Century Virginia History
  • 19th Century American Art, includes works by Edward Gay and Henry Young
  • American Modern Art (20th c.), Includes works by Carson Davenport, Maud Gatewood, Abingdon Square Painters
  • Victorian Cultural History and Decorative Arts
  • Kennedy-Revell, eclectic objects of fine and decorative arts including textiles, furniture, silver, paintings and prints
  • Stratford College
  • National Museum of the Republic of China, including paintings, prints and vessels
  • Camilla Williams estate items
  • Mayor Harry Wooding
  • The 1963 Danville Civil Rights Movement: The People, The Protest, The Stories
  • The Schoolfield Collection, on loan to the museum by Dana and Barry Reagan with the Schoolfield Preservation Foundation
  • Wooding Collection
  • The Sutherlin Mansion House Collection - The  Sutherlin House Collection holds period furniture and objects belonging to the family of Major William T. Sutherlin who built the Italian Villa-style house. Through the narratives that unfold around these objects and furniture, the role that this historic house played during the final week of the American Civil War is revealed. 

    During the Covid-19 crises we would like to make the Sutherlin House Tour available to all. Please choose which tour you would like to take.