Louisa County Historical Society

Events & Exhibits
Special exhibit from the Society's collection of historic cook ware
PROGRAMS  AND CLASSES AT THE HERITAGE  FARM

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

SUMMER LECTURES AND PROGRAMS

Finding Your Family Roots
Tuesday June 28 10-noon
If you would like to start your family research or just need a fresh boost to begin where you left off, join the Historical Society’s Director, Elaine Taylor, for this session. Online resources will be highlighted in the presentation and individualized suggestions for how to get started. Free. At the Sargeant Museum of Louisa County History.

Fun Day With History - Kid’s History Camp day
Thursday, July 7th 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 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!) At the Heritage Farm- $15 per child (2 for $25) Register thru Parks and Rec at 967-4420.

Finding African-American Family Roots
Saturday, July 9th, 10-noon
Special challenges face people looking for African-American family records before the end of slavery in 1865. Join the Historical Society’s Director, Elaine Taylor, for this session focusing on finding your family roots. Online resources will be highlighted in the presentation and individualized suggestions for how to get started. Free. At the Sargeant Museum of Louisa County History.

Making Herb Vinegars
Thursday, August 18th from 10-noon
Meeting 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 and make wonderful gifts! At the Sargeant Museum, 214 Fredericksburg Ave. Louisa. Free.

 

Now on Display in the Purcell Exhibit Room
Prisoner in North Korea- The Tommy Hadder Story
Tommy Hadder was born in Louisa and was sent by the U.S. Army into the complicated fray known as the Korean War. Within a month of his arrival there, he was captured by the North Koreans and spent over two years as a prisoner of war in the infamous North Korean Prison Camp #5. Museum volunteer Willem Hacken has created an exhibit from letters and memorabilia recently donated to the Society by Tommy Hadder's friend and pastor, Todd McCoy. Included are photos of Hadder Motor Company on Main Street, Louisa. On exhibit until Fall 2016.

 

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. 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.)

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
info@louisacountyhistoricalsociety.org