Thanks / Events

The house is occasionally open as part of a fundraiser or special event designed to benefit the community and/or a non-profit organization, otherwise tours are by appointment only.  As this is a private residence, please provide us with at least 24 hours notice (more notice is greatly appreciated!) and we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

Any upcoming public events will be noted on this page (see Upcoming Events below). 

Thank you for your interest!  ~Dan & Susan 

OUR SINCERE THANKS

We offer our sincere thanks to the following people and organizations for their invaluable assistance and support (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Sarah Edwards, Preservation Consultant
  • Bob and Betsy Eggleston
  • Jeff and Beverley Evans
  • Joanie Evans, Architectural Historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
  • Tom and Donna (Kline) Farrish
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Historical Society
  • Hite Family Association
  • Mary Bob Holm
  • Carolyn Jackson, descendant of George Chrisman's brother Isaac (1736-1776)
  • Kevin J. Jones, DVM
  • Paul and Claire Klender
  • Janet and the late Ronald Kline
  • Ken R. Knopp (Author of Confederate Saddle & Horse Equipment)
  • Kristen Laise, Executive Director of Belle Grove Plantation (2013 to present)
  • Peter Lysy, Senior Archivist and Records Center Manager, Archives of the University of Notre Dame
  • Elizabeth McClung, Executive Director of Belle Grove Plantation (1996-2013)
  • William H. McGuffin
  • The late Henry "Mac" McKenney, Mint Spring, VA
  • The ladies at the Menno Simons Historical Library, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Alexandra "Allie" Orton, Researcher for NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?
  • The 2009 Poplar Forest Architectural Restoration Field School team, Forest, VA
  • Preservation Trades Network
  • Preservation Virginia
  • Jeff Price and his team at Virginia Lime Works, Monroe, VA
  • Marty Seibel, Director/Founder of Black Raven Paranormal and BRP investigative team members Audrey Bess, Dale Chestnut and Michael Hottle.
  • George W. Shaver, III
  • Jim and Robyn (Chrisman) Sheely
  • Shenandoah Valley Rural Heritage Foundation
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Coles Umstattd

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: There are no upcoming public events scheduled at this time.


PAST EVENTS

Home Tour of Pre-Civil War Homes on Linville Creek, Northern Rockingham County
Presented by Family & Community Education Organization
Sunday, October 9, 2005

Hite Family House Tour
Presented by the Hite Family Association & Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA as part of the triennial Hite Family Reunion
July 29 & 30, 2006; July 25 & 26, 2009; July 29, 2012; July 25, 2015

Architectural House Tour, “Three Centuries of Houses in Rockingham County”
Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Sunday, October 7, 2007

Architectural House Tour, "Domestic Architectural History of Rockingham County"
Presented for class of James Madison University's Life Long Learning Institute 
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DAR Meeting. Luncheon & House Tour
Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter  
Lunch provided by Fort Harrison, Inc., Dayton, VA
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paranormal Investigation 
Conducted by Black Raven Paranormal team headed by Director/Founder, Marty Seibel
Saturday-Sunday, January 7-8, 2012
                            
SAR
Meeting and Colonial Lighting Demonstration
Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, Fort Harrison Chapter
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Historic House Tour
Boy Scout Troop 38 (Bridgewater, VA)
Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Wedding of Megan La Prevotte and Brent Slater
Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Wedding of Stephanie Marinacci and Kevan Gotsch
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rosetta Stone, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of language-learning software, has used the house as a photo shoot location on two occasions. Images in our Photo Gallery are from the October 2008 shoot and are copyright of Rosetta Stone.

 

 

Circa 1787 George Chrisman House: A Virginia and National Historic Landmark

The home is a private residence in the care of owners Dan & Susan Pinnell since 2003.  Tours are by appointment only.  We greatly appreciate the courtesy of at least 24 hours notice.  Please make contact by email to:

GCH1787@gmail.com

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