The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society is devoted to discovering, preserving, exhibiting, and studying the remnants of our shared 350 years of history with fellow citizens and visitors.

Over the past year we have:

  • Completed the filming of interviews of county WWII Medal of Honor recipients through collaboration with Museums of Middlesex (MOM).
  • Mounted a special exhibition of “African American Culinary Notables from the Middle Peninsula”.
  • Initiated a long term project to research and archive the history of our country stores.  We have begun collecting artifacts, documents, photographs, oral histories, and stories to form a historical database.
  • Completed the professional archiving of over 700 accessions
  • Formed a partnership with the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors for collaboration with the VA Department of Historical Resources.
  • Engaged an additional high school intern to do research, archive artifacts, and create exhibits.
  • Contracted with Consociate Media to build an extensive web site to make our county history available to anyone, anywhere.

With additional financial support, we will be able to continue our current activities and strengthen our 2019 goals by:

  • Maintaining our collaboration with Museums of Middlesex (MOM) and the Middlesex County Office of Economic Development and Tourism to take advantage of new grant opportunities.
  • Supporting our Visitor Center which provides the public with information about community activities, businesses and our history, as well as provide space to hold exhibitions, meetings, family reunions and receptions in the heart of Middlesex County.
  • Increasing our collaboration with Arts in the Middle to provide an array of exhibits throughout the year or feature different artists at work.

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 350-year heritage. The museum is a 501© (3) tax deductible organization. Please consider making a contribution today.

100% Tax Deductible Contribution / Membership Levels

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!


Mrs. Jean Perkinson Holman
-In memory of Pat Perkinson


Mr. Robert Montague

Mr. & Mrs. David South

Mr. & Mrs. Latane Montague


Ms. Carolyn Davis


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


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


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

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