In late 2002, the Town of Louisa purchased the historic Louisa County High School. Restoration began in 2005 to adapt the building for the new Louisa Town Hall and Arts Center.
Included on the 12.4 acre site is the handsome two story former residence of the families of J. Frank Sargeant and W. A. Claude Pettit, Jr. J. Frank Sargeant, who built the house in 1914, owned the local hardware store. Claude Pettit, Jr. was a local businessman and Chrysler dealer
The residence, known locally as the Sargeant-Pettit House, was turned over to the Louisa County Historical Society for the expressed purpose of creating a County Museum and is now the headquarters for the Louisa County Historical Society.
The Sargeant Museum features six basic themes telling the story of the county and its place in American history. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10-4 and Saturdays from 10-1 in season. Special programs are offered on weekends throughout the year. See Events for details and directions to the museum. Please call 540-967-5975 for more information