Diamond Hill Historic Society

The purpose of the Diamond Hill Historical Society (DHHS) is to preserve and encourage the historical and architectural integrity of the Diamond Hill Historic District through the fostering of education, research, and restoration. The Society's mission is to educate District residents and the broader community in the historical legacy and present-day viability of Diamond Hill as a neighborhood. Toward that preservationist end, the Society's has three main objectives:

  • To attract historically responsible, community-minded property owners to the Diamond Hill Historic District.
  • To promote the enhancement of the exterior appearance, the maintenance of historical accuracy, and the integrity of use of the buildings and grounds of the Diamond Hill Historic District.
  • To foster awareness of the social, cultural, and architectural history of the Diamond Hill Historic District. 


The Diamond Hill Historical Society has three levels of membership

Membership Category

Active Membership

Associate Membership

Honorary Life Membership


Adult (18 and older) members of households owning property in the Diamond Hill Historic District, who supports the goals of DHHS.

Adult (18 and older) who supports the goals of DHHS

Render distinguished service to DHHS, approved by the membership

Privileges of Membership

Attend meetings, speak, make motions, vote, hold office, receive emails, and participate in the society's activities.

Attend meetings, speak, receive emails, and participate in the society's activities

All privileges of active membership


$5.00 Initiation Fee
$10.00 Annual Dues

$10.00 Annual Dues
No Initiation Fees.

No dues.

While most of our Associate Members are historic preservationists or former Diamond Hill residents, this membership category is open to others who are interested and support the goals of DHHS.

Interested in joining the Diamond Hill Historic Society? Contact us


All donations to the Diamond Hill Historical Society are tax-deductible within the scope of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The majority of the operating budget of the Diamond Hill Historical Society is used to maintain the three garden areas in the Diamond Hill Historic District.

Donations may be sent to:
POB 803
Lynchburg, VA 24505 

Contact Diamond Hill Historic Society

General Inquiries: diamondhillsociety@gmail.com

DHHS Officers and Directors:
President: Elizabeth Russell
Vice-President: Victoria Bartholomew
Recording Sec: Kathryn Becker

Treasurer: Jeff Schneider
Historian: Leslie Riehl

Director: Dennis Newton
Director: Marla Potter
Director: Kathryn Becker
Director: Genevieve Whittemore
Auditor: Fran Briley

Committee Chairpersons
Children’s Activities: Mari Smallshaw
Endowments: Jeff Schneider
Neighborhood Beautification: Mark Seamster
Neighborhood Watch: Dennis Newton
Newsletter: Kathryn Becker
Programs: Elizabeth Russell
Memorials and Remembrance: Katheryn Brown
Website Coordinator: Elizabeth Russell

Other sites of interest

Lynchburg History   

City of Lynchburg Historic District Code

Garland Hill Historic District   

The City of Lynchburg   

Federal Hill Historical Association   

Jamestown 2007   

Lynchburg Historical Foundation   

Downtown Lynchburg Association

Lynchburg Tourism   

Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce   

National Trust for Historic Preservation   

Virginia Historical Society   


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