Events & Exhibits
History is on the move in Virginia as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Louisa County!
Friday April 25, 2014 10am to 4 pm: Tour the HistoryMobile, talk with Civil War re-enactors & research records of the Civil War soldiers
Saturday April 25, 2014 10am to 4pm: Tour the HistoryMobile, Buffalo Soldiers, wood working, historic hand tools, blacksmithing, hearth cooking, historic use of herbs, broom making, basket making, & rain-barrel workshop.
Classes at the Michie House
Call Louisa County Parks and Recreation at 967-4420 to register. Fee $20. Ages 17 and up.
Hearth Cooking 101
What did our ancestors eat and how did they cook it with no electric ovens or microwaves? Learn for yourself as you cook and enjoy eating an entire meal prepared in the historic Michie House under the instruction of The Hearth Cooking Guild from the Louisa County Historical Society. Original period recipes and techniques are used.
Saturday, April 26th
Join us as the Master Gardeners conduct a Rain Barrel Workshop at 11:00 at The Michie House. Barrels will be available for purchase.
Have you visited lately?
Discover the Online Archives, Maps and More!
Explore historic maps of Louisa County, view photos from our archives, courthouse records, and online exhibits. Join us as we do “show and tell” about our work the past two years to make over 1200 items available online at piedmontvahistory.org. You’ll see what we have online and leave with a ‘cheat sheet’ for how to explore the collection yourself from home. Free.
A Special Event as We Prepare for the Re-enactment
Special emphasis will be on weapons used at the Battle of Trevilian Station, but will also include items typically used by the cavalry such as saddle, uniform jacket, boots and accoutrements.
June 21-22 at Bracketts Farm.
Saturday, July 19th, 10-12:00
Historically, culinary and medicinal herbs have shared space on kitchen shelves the world over, yet much of the practical wisdom so common to generations past about how to effectively use our nutritional allies has been forgotten. Join us as we rediscover the treasures that await as we learn to cultivate our very own kitchen apothecaries. Donations welcomed.
Monthly Programs are made possible by a grant from the