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The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is a journey through everyday life going back through the 19th century — and beyond. Get up close with artifacts that include prehistoric whale bones and shark teeth and Native American arrow points. Celebrate the county’s military heritage with exhibits featuring soldiers going back to the Civil War as well as Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in Corps history.

Imagine yourself wearing the clothes of the 19th and early 20th centuries that are on display and “shop” for goods in the large selection of General Store merchandise.

Learn about Civil Rights pioneer Irene Morgan and see her Medal of Freedom that’s on display. For map lovers, find an extensive selection of historical maps for cartographic exploration.

In addition to the main museum, a short walk away is the Historic Clerk’s Office that is housed in the original 1852 Middlesex County Clerk’s office building. The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

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Special Exhibit: African American Culinary Notables from the Middle Peninsula

This year, the Middlesex Museum had the pleasure of sharing the stories of African American Culinary Notables from the Middle Peninsula. Read on here for details about their...

Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Annual 2018 Fish Fry

Join us Friday October 12, 2018 at Christ Church Parish Hall (56 Christchurch Lane in Saluda) from 4:30 to 7 pm for our annual Fish Fry fundraiser!

The Most Important Person in Colonial Virginia Who Also Led Two Lives

By Rob Warner, Guest Writer for the Middlesex County Museum It was hard to pick a title for this story because it has so many interesting parts. Like all stories, and coins, this...

Artspace: Art Exhibit and Open House at Middlesex Museum Visitors Center

The Middlesex County Museum is pleased to partner with Arts in the Middle and invite the community to ARTSPACE, an art exhibit and open house taking place at the Visitors Center here at the Middlesex Museum in Saluda. 

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