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 The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

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2019 Strong Men and Women Essay Contest

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc., will host the 2019 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History traveling exhibition from October 2, 2019, through November 6, 2019. Strong Men and Women in Virginia History recognizes Virginia African Americans, past and present, who have made noteworthy and admirable contributions to the commonwealth. This exhibition from the Library of Virginia is made possible with support from Dominion Energy.

Join Us for “Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage”

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society invites you to a living history presentation by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont, Richmond’s Gilded Age estate, brings the story of woman’s suffrage to life.

Autumn Jazz Fest 2019 to Benefit Middlesex Museum

Join us for the Autumn Jazz Fest! Proceeds benefit the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society. 

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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