Louisa County Historical Society

Events & Exhibits

Scenes from our
2nd Annual Heritage Day - Saturday, April 25th, 2015 9am -4pm


Classes at the Michie House
Book now...they fill fast! Call Louisa County Parks and Recreation at 967-4420 to register.

Other Events at the Sargeant Museum

New Temporary Exhibit Opens September 1st: The Lusitania and Sights of England

2nd Annual Heritage Day
Saturday, April 25th
The W. S. Hancock Society from Pennsylvania will be camping in and around the Michie House. Led by retired National Park Service staff member Bruce Stocking, the event will transport visitors to our heritage farm back to 1820 in Virginia.

What’s on display in the Purcell Exhibit Room?

Celebrating the Silver Screen

Join LaVahn Hoh as he discusses the Golden Age of the silver screen in America: the movie theaters in towns and cities, large and small, across the nation in the mid-20th Century.  This companion discussion to the exhibit which is now open in the Purcell Exhibit Room at the museum featuring Louisa’s own Talley’s Theater on Main Street.  Bring your memories and a friend!  Event will be held at the Louisa Arts Center with reception in the museum.

Fun With History

Kid’s Camp day
Thursday, July 9th 9-3

Step back in time on the Heritage Farm to the year 1800!  You'll spend the day back in history playing games, making crafts and yummy treats, making dolls and toys, learning to play music on a colonial tin whistle, and much more.  Sign up early for our first Fun With History Day through Louisa Parks and Rec.   For rising 3rd-6th graders. We ask that children have an adult with them for the day (don’t worry, you’ll have as much fun as they do– at no charge!) Cost- $15 per child (2 for $25)  

Enjoying Historic Herbs;
Tuesday August 4th, 10 to noon. -
Join the Louisa Historic Herb Guild as we welcome Krista Rahm of Forrest Green Farm as she shares with lots many ways to enjoy the late summer harvest of historic herbs and plan to return Thursday, August 20th from 10-noon to MAKE HERB VINEGARS in the museum kitchen. You bring the bottles and your favorite 5% vinegars and we’ll have labels and pretty pens and lots of herbs! These will be nicely mellowed by the holidays!

 Dr. Lynn Rainville
 Mobilizing and Memorializing: Virginia's Role in World War I  
Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 pm

Virginia and Virginians played a surprisingly large role in The Great War. Over 100,000 Virginians were drafted and 1000s lost their lives from combat, disease, and training accidents. In this illustrated lecture, I discuss the efforts of women and men on the home front prior to America's entry into the war, follow in the footsteps of dozens of Virginians fighting in France (including Louisa County soldiers), and study the memorials that were created in the Commonwealth to honor the sacrifices of these soldiers.



Walking Tour of the Town of Louisa
The Trevilian Station Battlefield Tour

As we grow, we need more Volunteers...
and We Want YOU!

We have a good time and make good friends through our shared interests in history.   Here are some ways we need you and hope one might interest you:
Volunteer one 3 hour shift per month in the museum (and there is archive and research work to do between visitors or you can just bring a good book.)

Powerful mapping project for history!
Learn to use ArcGIS and help us geo-locate historic sites, homes, rivers, etc. on historic maps overlaid on modern imagery.  Stay cutting edge (and yet it is not hard if you are comfortable with a computer) 

Do you like to garden and learn about historic plants and herbal medicines?  We’re forming a new Heritage Farm Herb Guild (and making a take home craft!)

Can you help with genealogy research?
Come to either of the classes listed on page 5 for a refresher!

And, we like to go on field trips together:

Join us on Friday, April 10th as we car pool to Appomattox National Battlefield Park (and take a tour of the new Museum of the Confederacy) for the 150th Commemoration of the Surrender, stacking of arms, special living history demos and picnic lunch.

Have you visited lately?

It's continually being expanded, and now includes material abut a wide range
of fascinating subjects from early magazines! Click on the title....


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