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 The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

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Architecture’s Hidden Secrets: A Presentation by Calder Loth

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is pleased to bring “Architecture’s Hidden Secrets: A Presentation by Calder Loth” to Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina (137 Neptune...

Middlesex Museum Elects Officers and Board Members for 2019

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society elected its board members and officers for 2019.

Middlesex Museum Announces Strong Men and Women Exhibition, Middlesex Native Calvin Coolidge Green is Featured

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc. will host the 2018 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History traveling exhibition from December 27, 2018 through January 10, 2019.

Homegrown Heroes: Stories of Middlesex County’s Greatest Generation

The Museums of Middlesex (MOM) 2018 film – Homegrown Heroes: Stories of Middlesex County’s Greatest Generation – profiles Middlesex County decorated veterans Raymond W. Burrell and Norton Hurd and family members of Beryl Newman.

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Middlesex Museum Physical Address

777 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

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PO Box 121
Saluda, VA 23149