Events

Autumn Jazz Fest 2019

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Christ Church Parish Hall

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Autumn Jazz Fest 2019

Join us for the Autumn Jazz Fest!

September 21, 2019 from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Christ Church Parish Hall, 56 Christchurch Lane, Saluda, Virginia 23149

-Cash Bar

-Live Music

-Jam Sessions

-Hors d’oeuvres

-Poetry Readings

Featured performers include Sherman Holmes, Miss Pinkie Holmes, Chris Gresham, Walker Andrew, Kevin Epps, Rick Jessie, and new to the Middlesex County music scene, Leah Drummond.

Proceeds benefit the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society.

Purchase tickets online HERE, in person at the museum, or mail checks payable to the Middlesex Museum to P.O. Box 121, Saluda, VA 23149. For more information call 804-539-2791.

Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage

Date: November 10, 2019

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Location: Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina

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, as she brings the story of woman’s suffrage to life.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m.

As we grow weary from another season of political ads, it’s easy to take for granted one of the most important aspects of our democracy – the right to vote. But until 1920, American women were denied this right, prompting decades of tireless work on their part and a determination to change the political landscape for future generations. Time-travel with a Richmond suffragist who relates the victories, the set-backs and the fascinating saga as we celebrate the approaching centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote. The program begins with a living history portrayal of Adele Clark, one of the founding members of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. An illustrated talk then takes the audience on a journey that spanned decades and forever changed our country.

The controversial debate touched almost everyone at the turn-of-the-20th-century. At Maymont, Mrs. Dooley and her sisters-in-law found themselves on opposite sides of the issue, and African-American women in Virginia and the south felt resistance due to their gender and their race. Discover the arguments, the justifications, and why even some women opposed the vote in this dynamic and informative presentation.

The presentation will be held at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina located at 137 Neptune Lane, Deltaville. The tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar.

Purchase tickets online HERE.

You may also send a check made out to Middlesex Museum to P.O. Box 121 Saluda, VA 23181 or visit the museum Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

Photo by Aaron Salvidar.

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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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