Events & Exhibits
Mark your Calendar for our
BIG SPRING EVENT!
2nd Annual Heritage Day - Saturday, April 25th, 2015 9am -4pm
PROGRAMS AND CLASSES AT THE HERITAGE FARM
Classes at the Michie House
Under the guidance of award winning basket makers, Maren Smith and Pat Wilson, you will
make and take home a beautiful heritage market basket. You'll
learn the basics and also how to creatively embellish baskets with
How did colonial Virginians cook 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. Cost $20
Heritage Baskets (repeat)
Other Events at the Sargeant Museum
New Temporary Exhibit Opens September 1st: The Lusitania and Sights of England
Hidden History, African-American Cemeteries in Central Virginia.
World War I Flying Aces
A flying ace was described as a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more aircraft in combat. Deemed "Knights of the Air" by some, these young pilots were viewed as celebrities in their respective countries and their acts of bravery in their revolutionary machines were often the source of inspiration for the soldiers on the ground. Abby Whitlock returns to talk about this exciting chapter in the Great War. Free.
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 will open the same day will feature Louisa’s own Talley’s Theater on Main Street. Bring your memories and a friend!
Family History Research– at the Louisa County Public Library
Join Louisa County Historical Society director Elaine Taylor at the public library. We will learn how to discover ancestors and the context of their lives you have never explored before. This session will cover how to begin, where to look online, how to organize your information and even ideas for making small gifts from what you learn with other family members.
2nd Annual Heritage Day
What’s on display in the Purcell Exhibit Room?
Celebrating the Silver Screen
Professor LaVahn Hoh (known for his expertise on the American Circus) presents this exhibit about the Golden Age of the silver screen in America. His own memorabilia and hallmark anecdotes will tell the story of movies across the nation in the mid-20th Century and feature Louisa’s own Talley’s Theater on Main Street.
Fun With History
Kid’s Camp day
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)
Society’s Ice Cream Social- Sunday, June 7th, 2:00– Mark your calendar!
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