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Opening Doors to Leesburg’s History: The Charles A. Johnston Collection Exhibit


The Charles A. Johnston Collection contains the family papers and artifacts of the Johnston family of Leesburg. The largest and most diverse collection held by the Thomas Balch Library, the contents are extensive, incorporating archives, manuscript materials, rare books, photographs and film. This intensely personal collection provides researchers, historians and others interested in Loudoun County history with a rare glimpse into how daily life was lived in Leesburg during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.