Local History

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 The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

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An Oral History by Jesse Debusk

Jesse Debusk moved to Urbanna, Virginia from West Virginia in the year 1939. In this talk, she discusses her 40 Years at Bank of Middlesex, as well as the purchase of the John...

Help Needed From Middlesex Historians

Calling all Middlesex County historians. We need your help!

John Hardy’s The Christmas Carol Comes to Middlesex on December 8

Nationally known and acclaimed actor, writer and director, John Hardy, will bring his widely popular one-man adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” to the stage of Middlesex High School for two performances on Dec. 8, 2019. 

Invitation to Participate: Saluda Historic District

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse located at 877 General Puller Highway in Saluda, a public information meeting will take place regarding the Saluda Historic District. 

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Middlesex Museum Physical Address

777 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

Middlesex Museum Mailing Address

PO Box 121
Saluda, VA 23149