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The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society is devoted to discovering, preserving, studying, and sharing our county’s rich 351 years of history with fellow citizens and visitors.

Over the past year we have:

  • Partnered with the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors and collaborated with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to have Saluda designated an Honorary Historic District.
  • Hosted the Strong Men and Women 2018 exhibition from Library of Virginia with an open house and panel discussion in support of the exhibition; Middlesex native Calvin Green was one of the honorees.
  • Partnered with two other Middlesex County museums on projects and fundraising through MOM (Museums of Middlesex); MOM is creating a Middlesex Heritage Trail that will link to existing state heritage trails.
  • Sponsored programming (lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions, house tours, etc.) on various topics such as Virginia’s lost architecture, Tuckahoe plantation, fossils, school desegregation, etc. that inform and capture the imagination of the community.
  • Brought art and history together by partnering with Arts in the Middle (AIM) to host “The Retrospective Art Show,” with artwork showcasing Middlesex County architecture.

With community support, we will be able to continue our current activities and strengthen our 2020 goals by:

  • Furthering collaborations with the Middlesex County Office of Economic Development and Tourism, Middlesex Public Library, MOM, and AIM to take advantage of new funding and programming opportunities.
  • Supporting our Visitor Center to provide the public with information about community activities, businesses, and county history, as well as to provide public event space.
  • Continuing to present exhibitions and programming, including Strong Men and Women 2019 with a student essay contest.

In order to continue the growth of our programs, we need your financial support. Your contribution and willingness to become a member of the museum will help us secure, explore, preserve, and share Middlesex County’s unique 351-year heritage. The museum is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization. Please make a contribution today.


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If you’d like to mail in your donation, please download this donation response form HERE.

Did you know the Middlesex Museum has copies of “Historic Buildings in Middlesex County Virginia 1650-1875” in stock and available for purchase in the museum or online? Buy now HERE and we’ll ship it directly to you!


Thank you to our generous donors for helping us keep Middlesex County’s history alive and well preserved for future generations to enjoy!

PLATINUM PLUS

Mrs. Jean Perkinson Holman
-In memory of Pat Perkinson

Patricia Satterfield

Helen Chandler

Johnson Controls

Dominion Energy

The Middle Penninsula Garden Club

PLATINUM

Mr. Robert Montague

Mr. & Mrs. David South

Mr. & Mrs. Latane Montague

GOLD

Ms. Carolyn Davis

SILVER

Virginia and Jennifer Holman
-In honor of Jean Holman for Mother’s Day

Mr. & Mrs.  Robert Boxley

Mrs. Lurlene Samuel

Ms. Elizabeth Povar

Mr. Lee Davis

Ms. Catherine Smith

Mr. Allen Krowe

Mr. & Mrs. George Throckmorton

Mr. Gerald Fisher

Mrs. Betty Useem (Locust Grove Farm)

Ms. Nancy Simon

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Simpson

Ms. Sally Gayle Revere

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Randolph

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sumrall

Mr. William Smith

Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, Mr. & Mrs. John Zeugner

Mr. & Mrs. Dale Parrish

Mrs. Patricia Russell

Pitts Lumber Co., INC

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Coloff

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Shores

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Tyer

Mrs. Mary Moore

Ms. Cynthia Lewis

Mr. Larry Shores

Mr. & Mrs. James Robusto

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Richwine

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hart

Mr. Tom Evans

Mr. Garry Clay

Mr. Mike Ailsworth

BRONZE

Ms. JoAnne Moore

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Tarran

Ms. Patricia O’Bannon

Mr. Stuart Wood

Ms. Donna Will

Mr. & Mrs. John Koedel

Mr. & Mrs. William Snider

Mr. Jeffery Bliemel

Mr. Joe Lacy

Mr. J Allen Hines

Mrs. Kathy Swinehart

Mr. Vernon Norris

Mrs. Caroline Fritter

Ms. Nancy Muldowney

Mr. Warren Jones

Ms. Judith Bumgardner

Ms. Mary Barnes

Ms. Nadine Flagg

Mr. & Mrs. John Cougill

Mr. Patrick Gould

Mr. & Mrs. John Elkin

Mr. Robert Morris

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Revere

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Farmer

Mr. Eston Cosby

Street & Branch, INC.

Mr. R.E. Fisher, II

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Bray

Maj Gen Sampson H. Bass

Mr. Emory Minter

Mr. John Vicinski

Mr. Carl Bowmer

PEWTER

Mr. Neal Barber

Ms. Margaret Eads

Mr. & Mrs. William Goettle

Mr. Paul Pearce

Mr. Richard Stearns & Ms. Andrea Crawford

Ms. Amanda Spiller

Mr. Allan Langer

Ms. Lynn Dunlevy

Mr. Jerome Lester

Mrs. Marie Lawrence

Mrs. Patricia Ulrich

Ms. Barbara Akers

Ms. June Holt

Mr. James Barnhardt

Bay Port Painting & Wall Coverings

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Feigum

Mr. & Mrs. James Hatcher

Ms. Duanne Hawkins

Mr. Edward Johnson

Mr. Esther Merves

Mr. J Karl Ittner

Mr. & Mrs. Sigismondi

Mr. Stanley Coloff

Mr. K.I Maull

Mr. James Stewart

Mrs. Elizabeth Evans

Ms. Jane Birchard

Latest News

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. 

History of Dr. Mitchell and His Famous Map Explained

The Richard Henry Lee (RHL) Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR) recently held a meeting at the Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club (ICYCC) near Kilmarnock, featuring Dr. Paul Malone of Urbanna who presented background on John Mitchell (1711-1768), a native of Lancaster County and maker of the famous Mitchell Map, a copy of which is in the Urbanna Museum and Visitors Center.

Archeological Dig at Gressitt House During Urbanna Oyster Festival

During the 2019 Urbanna Oyster Festival, held Nov. 1-2, The Fairfield Foundation will conduct an archeological dig in the backyard of the colonial Gressitt House on Virginia Street.

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777 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

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PO Box 121
Saluda, VA 23149