OUR MISSION: To preserve Robert Carter’s gift of old Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia, and its ancient churchyard in its dignity and beauty, to care for its surroundings, and to record and tell its history and that of its people, that this legacy of our common heritage may be a source of learning and inspiration.
Founded in 1958 by concerned volunteers who recognized the importance of Christ Church, the Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the governing body of the Historic Christ Church & Museum. It is dedicated to preserving this site as a living testament to Virginia's rich colonial heritage.
The Foundation's board of directors has consistently demonstrated its 100 percent commitment to financial support at multiple levels: preservation projects; research; interpretation of the social, political, and cultural history of the period; the museum gallery, guided tours; and an array of educational programs and special events. Our board members invite you to join them and make a difference today and for tomorrow.