THE HISTORIC RURAL RETREAT DEPOT
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DOCUMENTARY "SAVING THE RURAL RETREAT DEPOT" IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Our video documentary is now available to our donors. The standard version runs 32 minutes, and the DVD comes with two additional features "Tour of Rural Retreat" and "Tour of the Depot" that run about 10 minutes each. The standard version is available for a donation of $30. 
We also created a "Special Edition" DVD that includes all of the above PLUS outtakes, bloopers and unused clips from the making of the documentary. This additional content runs about 20 minutes. The Special Edition is available for a donation of $40. 
You can pick up a copy at Jim Lloyd's Barber Shop in Rural Retreat, or you can have your documentary mailed to you for an additional $5 to cover postage.

BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THE DEPOT!!
This is our donation page.  Our donors (listed below) are the 'batteries' that power the Foundation's efforts to restore the Depot. 

As of mid-2017 the Depot Foundation has raised over $300,000 in donations and won about $85,000 in grants. We are still $100,000 short of the funds we need to complete the Museum and the Event Room. To date, funds have been used to buy the Depot, rebuild the foundation beneath the Depot, replace the roof in classic color, restore and paint the exterior, restore/update the interior, add two modern toilets, and install a gas HVAC system. New donations will go towards landscaping, building exhibits and installing interactive kiosks in the Museum, and towards audio/visual equipment for the Event Room that will allow us to stream cultural and educational events from Va Tech, as well as host artistic performances and broadcast them over the Internet. 

Government and private foundation grants are very helpful but they work on a reimbursement basis, meaning that the Foundation has to 'front' the money for services and then the granting agency pays us back.  Grants also work on a 'matching' basis, so that in order to win a $20,000 we have to match that with donations.  It is YOUR DONATIONS that provide the 'cash flow' and the matching portion in order for us to use the grants at all. 
To make a cash donation now just click this green button:
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 Or you can
mail your check made to "Rural Retreat Depot Foundation" to P.O.Box 843, Rural Retreat, VA 24368.  To download a mail-in donation form click HERE.  Please email us at info@theruralretreatdepot.com if you have a question or if you want information about naming and dedication opportunities.

We greatly appreciate the
legacy gifts that have come to us from the estates of those who had an affectionate connection with the Depot and/or the Town of Rural Retreat. If you would like to know more about legacy gifts please email us at info@theruralretreatdepot.com


WE LOVE OUR ARTISTS!  SPECIAL OFFERS TO YOU FROM OUR ARTISAN FRIENDS


Valerie Cason is a professional photographer who lives in Florida.  She loves our Depot, so much so that she will donate to the Depot all proceeds from the sale of her art products based on her fabulous photo of the Rural Retreat Caboose.  You can buy art prints, greeting cards, even a throw pillow from her sale site. Click on the picture to view the complete line of art products available.  
When you support these artisans you support our Depot!
Art Prints


ScaleModelPlans.com has generously designed a cardstock HO-Gauge model of the depot that is supplied as a downloadable pdf file.  The file, when printed on cardstock on a regular color printer produces 12 pages of images.  The depot images are then cut out and assembled into the depot model.  To see how to assemble a cardstock model click here.  For a donation of $10 we will email you a pdf file that you print and assemble, OR for a donation of $25 we will send you a pre-printed cardstock kit by mail, that you can cut out and assemble at your leisure.  All assembly instructions are included with each item.  For more information about ScaleModelPlans.com kits please visit http://www.scalemodelplans.com/index.html.  To make a donation to the Depot Foundation and receive a free downloadable model kit please click on the picture below:





NEW NOTICE: As of October 1, 2017, we have figured out a way to get more plaques onto the fence. So NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to memorialize your loved one with a plaque. Hurry, we only came up with a few more locations and they are going quickly.
Put your Memorial on the new Fence
We are pleased to announce that we are now taking donations for commemorative plaques that will be placed on the new fence. The photos show that each of 30 fence sections will hold one 3 ft by 1 ft plaque, such as the one sponsored by the Lindsey family. Your memory can be placed on a full plaque for a donation of $1,500, or two families can go together for two memories on one plaque for donations of $750 each. For more information please email info@theruralretreatdepot.com
Our generous donors (listed below) are our batteries. We could not operate without your continued support, so Thank You for all that you do.  Updated 1_23_2014
DONORS
A&B Properties          
Abbott, John

Rural Retreat
Wheaton

VA
MD
Adair, Doris W. Richmond VA
Akers, Charles
Akers, Frank
Roanoke
Hillsborough
VA
CA
Akers, James Raleigh NC
Akers, Jan Hillsborough CA
Akers, Kimberly
Alfano, Sarah
American Legion Post 229
Rural Retreat
Daleville
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
Andrews, Charles B., Jr.
Arnold, Larry and Phyllis
Atwell, Brenda
Pembroke
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
Ayers, Belle S.
Barnes, Dorothy Huddle
Barrow, Nancy
Bartee, Jeffrey & Ann
Bartee, John
Bartleson, Shirley
Rural Retreat
Seminole
Rural Retreat
Westborough
Pittsboro
Rural Retreat
VA
FL
VA
MA
NC
VA 
Baumgardner, William R., Jr.
Baxter, Barbara
Beamer, Rebecca
Roanoke
Marion
Wytheville
VA
VA
VA
Bishop, Marilyn H.
Blackwell, William
Blevins, Dorales
Blevins, Lockie
Rockville
Punta Gorda
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
FL
VA
VA
Boucher for Congress Committee
Boucher, Joanne
Abingdon
Cypress
VA
CA
Bowling, Jeffrey B. Ellicott City MD
Bowling, Nina B.
Bright, Sarah
Brotherton, Scott
Brown, Stephen
Buck, Donald & Judy 
Buchanan, Sharon
 
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat 
Saltville
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA 
VA
Buckley, William
Bucklen, Mary Kegley
Buller, Kevin
Wallace
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
NC
VA
VA
Burton, Janet A.
Butz, Jeffrey
Cabbage Patch Accounting
Mechanicsville
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
Campbell, Christine
Campbell, Dr. O. J.
Candu Auto Sales
Canler, Gail Bartee
Cassell, Mary & Samuel
Catron, Kimberly
Cleary, Malinda and Timothy
Denville
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
Glen Allen
Wytheville
Clayton
Miami
NJ
VA
VA
VA
VA
NC
FL
Cohen, Carol Adrian
Cole, Mary
Collins, Jamie&Amy
Collins, Timothy E., DDS
Comer, Angie
Cooper, William & Mary Jane
Copenhaver, Chas.Jr, & Betty
Copenhaver, G. Trigg
New York
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Abingdon
Atkins
Tucker
Crockett
Buchanan
NY
VA
VA
VA
VA
GA
VA
VA
Copenhaver, Lessie Wytheville VA
Cornith Lutheran Church
Correll, Dorothy
Corvin, Jerry & Kay
Crawford, Victor
Crigger, Keith
Rural Retreat
Raleigh
Rural Retreat
Manassas
Rural Retreat
VA
NC
VA
VA
VA
Crotts, Martha Troutville VA
CTK Holdings, LLC Southold NY
Daniels, Sandra T.
Davis, John and Zettia
Hiwassee
Wytheville
VA
VA
Delp, Jean K.
Dix, John and Phyllis
Rural Retreat
Wytheville
VA
VA
Dominy, Faith E. Asheville NC
Edwin Wagoner & Associates
Ellison, L. Ann
Epperly, Wesley
Eversole, Phyllis M.
Wytheville
Wytheville
Salem
Crockett
VA
VA
VA
VA
Ewald, Eloise M.
Families First, Inc
Fields, Regina H.
First Bank of Virginia
Fisher, Emily
Fisher, Richard and Vickie
Foglesong, Walter R.
Roanoke
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
Bristol
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
Freeman, Charles Jamestown NM
Freer, Steven Chattanooga TN
Gammon, Samuel R.
Gilbert, David G.
Gordon, Ronnie L.
Graham, Richard J.
Charlottesville
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Sugar Grove
VA
VA
VA
VA
Grant, William M.
Groseclose, Gerald&Lois
Grubb, Jack and Lucy
Grubb, Katherine
Guynn, Lori
Hall, David
Columbus
New Castle
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Richmond
Rural Retreat
San Antonio
OH
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
TX
Hall, Gary P. & Norma Jean
Hall, John F.
Hall, Priscilla Musser
Halsey, David M.
Hamman, John and Barbara
Hamman, Jonathan&Chelsea
Fairfax
Rural Retreat
Crockett
Wytheville
Baltimore
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
VA
MD
VA
Harrell, Hugh L. Wytheville VA
Harrison, Becky
Hawk, Beth Ann
Hayes, Tina
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA

Hedrick, Martha W.
Henley, Billie B.

Wytheville
Wytheville
VA
VA
Hensley, Byron G.
Herzberg, Joan Hilton
Richmond
White Plains
VA
MD
Hilltop Auto Sales, Inc.
Hilton, Randolph
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
Hinkle, Jamie L.
Hollyfield, Perkins, Thompson DDS
Hood, David
Hounshell, James and Carlin
Hounshell, June
Huddle, Lilbern & Margaret
Roanoke

Marion
Independence
Salem
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreaet
VA

VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
Humphreys, Paul L. Rural Retreat VA
Hurt, Jerry & Phyllis
Hurt, Rodney
Ingersoll, William
Irvin, Brian&Latricia
Jackson, Andre
James, Michael
Oakdale
Crockett
Sacramento
Decatur
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
PA
VA
CA
VA
GA
VA 
Johnson, Hylea M.
Johnson, CarolAnn
Wytheville
Atkins
VA
VA
Jones, Marion R.
Jones, Ronald & Karen
Jones, Shirley
Mechanicsville
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
Keesling, Freda W. Rural Retreat VA
Keister, Lt. Col. Keith R. Colonial Heights VA
Kegley, David E. & Karen C.
King and King Enterprises
King, James J
Crockett
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
King, N. Stanley, Jr.
King, Sabrina
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
King, Tyyne Rural Retreat VA
King, William & Jackie K.
King, Sonny and Adair
Klockner Pentaplast America
Lahman, Evelyn
Lautenberger, Leonard H.
LaPrelle,  John & Sandy
Lawson, James E.
Wytheville
Crockett
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
West Milford
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
VA
VA
NJ
VA
VA
Leeper, Robert H., Jr. Bellaire TX
Lindsey, Calvin & Teresa
Lindsey, Michael
Link, Winston
Tobaccoville
Rural Retreat
Shreveport
NC
VA
LA
Love, Patricia G.
Lovelace, Cathy V.
Midlothian
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
Luipold, Dian M. Richmond VA
Lyons, Bernie & Deborah Rural Retreat VA
Malavolti, Tommi Wytheville VA
Malue, James Daleville VA
Marino, Marion
Marks, Cari
New York
Crockett
NY
VA
Massey, Mary-Ball
Matney, Raymond and Nancy
Maxey, Iva
Richmond
Rural Retreat
Crockett
VA
VA
VA
Maxey, Rodney & Brenda Rural Retreat VA
McBride, A.M.
McFarland, Shawna D.
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
VA
VA
McKee, Michael & Melanie
McKenzie, Jim & Kim
Boone
Rural Retreat
NC
VA
McPeak, Lanny & Doris Wytheville VA
Mecimore, Dianne Taylorsville NC
Melody Bunting International
Mendez, Emmal
Mill Creek Studio
New York
Marion
Rural Retreat
NY
VA
VA
Miller, Charles B. & Kathy R. Crockett VA
Miller, G. S. & Polly P.
Miller, Thelma
Wytheville
Crockett
VA
VA
Milton, Catherine
Mitchell, Reg S.
Mitchem-Yopp, Joan
Rural Retreat
Arlington
Wytheville
VA
VA
VA
Moore, Martha N.
Moore, Marvin
Morris, Sharon
Musick, Garnett and Nita
Musser, Cleve and Sandra
Musser, Franklin
Musser, Jerry
Musser, Robert & Margaret
Myers, Donna
Newman, Melissa
Rural Retreat
Daleville
Wytheville
Lebanon
Rural Retreat
Springfield
Mount Airy
Rural Retreat
Doylestown
Eustis
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
NC
VA
PA
FL
Newman, Patsy N. Petersburg VA
Nolley, William T. Lynchburg VA
O'Brien, George T., Jr.
Parks, Maston & Ethel
Rural Retreat
Sugar Grove
VA
VA
Parry, David T. & Susan M.
Patterson, John and Ann
Patton, Charles IV&Corie
Patton, Judith
Perkins, Elizabeth W.
Washington
Sugar Grove
Wytheville
Crockett
Wytheville
DC
VA
VA
VA
VA
Pierce, Nancy B. Hardy VA
Pincus, Howard
Pinto, Dominic
Polk, Ron E.
White Plains
London
Lostine
NY
England
OR
Potomac Chapter National Railway Historical Society, Inc.
Powell, Deniese
Vienna

Rural Retreat
VA

VA
Quarles, Patricia
Quesenberry, Linda W.
Reasor, Smith and Linda
Reedy, Pamela
Roberts, Scott & Cleta H.
Greenville
Wytheville
Rural Retreat
Marion
Rural Retreat
SC
VA
VA
VA
VA
Rominger, Fran Palo Alto CA
Roth, Joseph A, Jr. Chesapeake VA
Rumfelt, Ann H. Rural Retreat VA
Rumfelt, J. G. & Ann H. Rural Retreat VA
Ryan, Charlotte C. Yorktown VA
Ryan, Stephen & Lori M.
S&W Fertilizer Inc
Sadler, Sylvia
Rural Retreat
Wytheville
Bland
VA
VA
VA
Schmidt, Klaus F.
Scholl, Warren M.
Scott, Mary Sue
Sleepy Hollow
Shawnee Mission
Bland
NY
KS
VA
Shaug, Richard C. Disputanta VA
Simpson's Schmidt Custom Framing & Photography
Slavin, Franklin P., Jr.
Slavin, Kathryne
Smith, Mike
Smith, Rebecca
Richmond

Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Boones Mill
Rural Retreat
VA

VA
VA
VA
VA
Smith, Robert L. & Betsy G.
Smoot, Raymond and Jean
Alexandria
Blacksburg
VA
VA
Snavely, Michael & Teresa Marion VA
Sneed, Brandon Bristol VA
Snider, David K. & Gail S.
Southwestern Equipment Co
Spraker, Michael W., D.D.S.
Sprouse, Vicki
Universal City
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Wytheville
TX
VA
VA
VA
Stanley King Land Auction Co.
Stephens, Alfred Jr and Julia
Stevenot, Ronald & Margaret
Wytheville
Wytheville
Umatilla
VA
VA
FL
Stone, Barry L.
Stosser, Jeanne
Stowers, Ginger M.
Stroupe, Kenneth and Blanche
Surber, Anthony and Vicky
Tarter, Nancy R.
Edmonds
Blacksburg
Bland
Wytheville
Missouri City
Rural Retreat
WA
VA
VA
VA
TX
VA
Terrell, William K. Sherrill NY
Town of Rural Retreat
Trinkle Mansion, LLC
Rural Retreat
Wytheville
VA
VA
Umberger, Donald W.  Columbia MD
Vaughn, Rosamond
Vaught, Linda
Vaught, Curtis and Linda
Issaquah
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
WA
VA
VA
Vaught, Sid & Doris
Vernon, Glen & Sandra
Vernon, Sandra S.
Wagoner, Edwin
Walker, Beverly
Weaver, Jack
Weber, George
Wheeler, June
Whitied, Matt
Widener, Lera
Wightman, Jim
Williams, Bobby
Wilson, Hunter
Winter, Homer
Wolford, Lynn
Abingdon
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Wytheville
Mt. Airy
High Point
Atkins
Parma
Rural Retreat
Blacksburg
Bel Air
Rural Retreat
Earlysville 
Wytheville
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
NC
VA
OH
VA
VA
MD
VA
VA
VA
Womack, Kent A., III
Woods, Hunter K. D.D.S.
Woodstock
Wytheville
VA
VA
Wright, Jan David
Wright, Richard and Georgetta
Wynn, Beverly
Wynn, William & Kimberley
Wyrick, Kelly
Ya-Hill Auto Parts, Inc
Yates, Harry and Alana
Yontz, Dale & Wynette
Roanoke
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Crockett
Rural Retreat
Rural Retreat
Wytheville
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
VA
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