Events & Exhibits
If It Takes a Hundred Years:
The Journey of Women and African Americans Toward Equal Rights
in Louisa County, Virginia, 1865-1970
Join us on Sunday, September 14th at 3:00 pm
See the Newsletter for details!
PROGRAMS AND CLASSES AT THE HERITAGE FARM
The Louisa County Historical Society is partnering with Backyard Revolution, founded by Adrienne Young-Ramsey, to present a series of 6 workshops and programs inspired by the practical skills and wisdom of our Colonial and Indigenous Ancestors. They explore cultural traditions and functional abilities, once second nature to the vast majority of people, yet now in danger of being all but forgotten. Come to one or come to all! All programs will be held at the Heritage Farm behind the Sargeant Museum, 214 Fredericksburg Avenue in Louisa. Workshops have registration fees thru Parks and Rec. 967-4420 Demonstrations are free to the public. All ages welcome.
‘These Were the Colors’
Early American Tools;
construction and repair
Archery and Arrowsmithing
Traditions and Yuletide Lore of Colonial Christmas Past
New Temporary Exhibit Opens September 1st
Hearth Cooking Classes at the Michie House
Hearth Cooking- What did Southerners eat during the American Civil War?
Learn what they ate and how they cooked with no electric ovens or microwaves. Discover 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 1850-1860 recipes and techniques used with focus on foods available on the home front during the war years. No prior experience required.
Hearth Cooking: Eating High on the Hog in Colonial Virginia
Fall was the season of fresh pork, a cellar filled with root crops and time to prepare some special sweets for a family meal. Learn to prepare period recipes with traditional hearth cooking methods. Enjoy eating the entire meal prepared in the historic Michie House under the instruction of The Hearth Cooking Guild from the Louisa County Historical Society. A prior class in basic hearth cooking helpful but not required.
A Colonial Christmas Feast! Tuesday, December 9th from 10-4
Christmas was then, as it is now, a time to gather with friends to eat the finest meats, sweets and fresh fall vegetables around a table warmed by a crackling fire. Roast pork loin served with chutney, a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, fall greens, preserves, fresh churned butter and plum pudding with hard sauce will be our fare. Bring a friend or family member for an memorable holiday experience. No experience required.
Other Events at the Sargeant Museum
Family History Research
Mark your Calendar for the 2nd Annual Heritage Day, Saturday, April 25th
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Monthly Programs are made possible by a grant from the