The North House provides a special view of two hundred years of life in the United States. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to World War II, the lives of everyday Americans can be seen at the North House. The collections include artifacts from areas as diverse as early decorative arts or life on the 18th century frontier.
The Archives & Library of the Greenbrier Historical Society, located within the North House Museum, contain a rich variety of materials for both the genealogist and the student of Greenbrier County history. The collection of books contains copies of county histories, not only of Greenbrier County, but also of surrounding counties in West Virginia and Virginia, various family histories, works by West Virginia authors, collections of scholarly journals, a complete set of The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, and many other books of interest.
The manuscript collection has documents dating back to the eighteenth century, and includes a letter by Thomas Jefferson, Civil War letters, the papers of various local families, and much else. This collection includes letters, family histories, photographs, books, and documents dating as far back as the early 1700s.