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 The exhibit explores a typical court day in old Middlesex and traces 200 years of county history through historical documents, many hidden from marauding Union forces in 1863 through the foresight of County Clerk P.T. Woodward.

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Support the Puller Park Planned at Middlesex Museum

In collaboration with the Marine Corps League Department of Virginia and a few members of the Women Marines Association, the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society will relocate Puller Park onto the museum property in Saluda, Virginia, where Lt. General Puller’s retirement home was located and has a rich collection of accessions related to or owned by the most decorated Marine in Corps history.

Hunt for History in Annual Scavenger Hunt Across Middlesex

Want to explore history with technology, experiencing 350 years in a day? There’s an app for that.

‘For God, For Country … For Love’ Book Signing With Robbie Slaughter

Join fellow history lovers and avid readers Monday, October 15, starting at 4 p.m. at the Middlesex County Women’s Club in Urbanna (210 Virginia Street) for a ‘For God, For Country … For Love’ book signing event with author Robbie Slaughter. The event is hosted by the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society.

Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places September 2018 Public Information Session

Citizens of Saluda interested in learning more about the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places are invited to attend a public information session scheduled for September 25, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Middlesex County Courthouse. Representatives from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society will be on hand to discuss this exciting opportunity and answer questions.

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