Committed to the continuing task of preserving, restoring and maintaining Virginia City's past
The Mission of the VCPA continues to be to preserve, restore and display structures and artifacts related to the history of Virginia City, to tell the story of the western mining frontier, and to protect the integrity of the local community.
History of the VCPA
The Mission of the VCPA continues to be to preserve, restore and display structures and artifacts related to the history of Virginia City, to tell the story of the western mining frontier, and to protect the integrity of the local community. We are a registered Section 501(c)(3), non-profit, organization.
Among the recent activities of the VCPA have been: the restoration of the "Hangman's Building" (including an interior exhibit as it appeared when it was the office of the Virginia City Water Company and an historic timeline display), extensive maintenance to the historic "Robber's Roost" stagecoach station near Laurin; and reconstruction of the original Ruby Valley cabin of Frank Bird Linderman.
Other activities include sponsoring annual educational programs, providing scholarships, and hosting the very popular re-enactment Victorian-era balls. The VCPA also annually recognizes businesses and individuals for outstanding work in historic preservation efforts.
Since 1995, the VCPA has published the Virginia City Nugget. This quarterly journal is provided to all members to share current association news and historical stories. In 2013, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Virginia City, we published an anthology of articles. This book preserves stories of some of the memorable events, the famous and infamous characters, and the historic buildings which have played a role in the wonderfully colorful history of this special place.
Please consider joining us in our efforts to preserve and foster the history of Virginia City and the Alder Gulch. Membership in the VCPA is through an annual contribution at any one of several gift levels. Please visit the "Membership" page of this website for more information.
Text by Gary Forney
Thank You to our Sponsors!
Montana Heritage Commission
Road Agents' Roost
The Star Restaurant
Bale of Hay Saloon
Cousins Candy Shop
Montana Picture Gallery
Virginia City Chamber of Commerce
Boot Hill Mercantile
Virginia City Players
Vigilante Gift Shop
Virginia City Coffee Depot
Virginia City Cafe