Welcome to the Belle Grove Museum Shop!
The Museum Shop at Belle Grove Plantation features unique gift items inspired by 18th and early 19th century Virginia Plantation life and a variety of books about the Shenandoah Valley and its history. We are proud to be a member of the Top of Virginia Artisan Trail and to feature local artists, artisans, farm products, and businesses in our shop. We continually receive new and exciting things, so stop in and visit us! Prices below do not include shipping. Belle Grove staff will contact you with shipping cost of your purchase within two business days. After shipping is paid via Pay Pal, your order will be shipped to your location. We will ship via US Postal Service Priority Mail. Please note that for Christmas delivery orders must be placed by close of business on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
A Guide to 18th & 19th Century Jost Hite Family Homesteads including Bowman, Chrisman, Froman
This 44 page booklet contains maps and directions to various "Hite" houses in the Shenandoah Valley. The Hite Family includes the families of the German settler, Jost Hite's sons and daughters who married into the families: Bowman, Chrisman and Froman. Written by Elizabeth Coles Umstattd, revised 2011.
Hite Family Homesteads: Neckar to Shenandoah
A thorough review of Jost Hite's family history through their homes starting in the Palatinate region of Germany to New York State to the Schuykill Valley of Pennsylvania to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Kentucky. Written by Elizabeth Coles Umstattd, Revised 2011, 140 pages
Beyond Shenandoah: Bowman, Chrisman, Hite
An addendum to Hite Family Homesteads--Neckar to Shenandoah, this volume includes additional information about a few of the areas where descendants of the Shenandoah Valley's early settlers from the Hite, Bowmans, and Froman families migrated such as: Lost River Valley, WV, South Branch of the Potomac, Hampshire County, VA, Orange County, NC, and Jefferson County, KY. Written by Elizabeth Coles Umstattd, 4th revision, 2011, 200 pages.