Louisa County Historical Society

Events & Exhibits

The Civil War HistoryMobile 

Friday April 25, 2014 - Saturday April 26, 2014
10am - 4pm

History is on the move in Virginia as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Louisa County!
The two-day visit will take place at the Louisa Town Hall & Sargeant Museum.

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.

Also both days please feel free to explore the Sargeants Museum and The Michie House!!!!

Classes at the Michie House

Call Louisa County Parks and Recreation at 967-4420 to register. Fee $20. Ages 17 and up.
Long cotton pants, good shoes required.

Hearth Cooking 101
Tuesday, April 8th from 10-4 

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
(During Heritage Day)
Rain Barrel Workshop

 Join us as the Master Gardeners conduct a Rain Barrel Workshop at 11:00 at The Michie House.  Barrels will be available for purchase.

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It's continually being expanded, and now includes material abut a wide range
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Discover the Online Archives, Maps and More!
Saturday, May 10th 10-12:00

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
of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Trevilian Station
Sunday, June 1st - 2:00 p.m. at The Louisa Arts Center
 Mark your calendars for a very special sort of presentation by Mr. Greg Hosaflook.  

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.

The program will be in a "show and tell" format with questions and answers being fielded during and after the program.  Audience members are invited to bring and share any items they have relating to the battle.

A reception will follow in the Sargeant Museum.  Those who join us will have the opportunity to examine and ask questions about many of the items discussed during the program.

June 21-22 at Bracketts Farm. 
 Re-Enactment of the Battle of Trevilian Station.

“Help Wanted!”
Can you volunteer some time to help with tours, parking, etc. as part of the Society’s participation in this big event? Contact us.

Saturday, July 19th, 10-12:00
Cultivating The Kitchen Apothecary with Adrienne Young-Ramsey

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
W. Earle & Phyllis Collins Crank Memorial Endowment.

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Louisa County Historical Society • P.O. Box 1172 • Louisa, Virginia 23093 • 540-967-5975