Welcome to the 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 welcome you to take a virtual tour here and learn more about a favorite local artist Nina J Design Studios here and three great local producers The Elegant Muse, Homestead Farms at Fruit Hill Orchard, and Olive Oil Soap Company here.
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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.
Letter from Belle Grove: Vol.1 The Private Papers of Major Isaac Hite, Jr.
This volume contains sixty-three documents authored by, or addressed to, Major Isaac Hite, Jr. Loosely termed "private papers," this collection consists of personal letters, memoranda, and commonplace books dating from throughout Major Hite's lifetime (1758-1836). Complied and Edited by Jacob M. Blosser.
Letters from Belle Grove: VOL. 2 The Private Paper of Nelly Conway Madison Hite & Ann Tunstall Maury Hite
This volumne contains forty-three letters gleaned from the archives of Handley Regional Library and the Virginia Historical Society. Together, this collection of documents helps to illuminate the lives of two women central to the Belle Grove story, Nelly Conway Madison Hite and Ann Tunstall Maury Hite. Complied and Edited by Jacob M. Blosser