Want to explore history with technology, experiencing 350 years in a day? There’s an app for that. The Museums of Middlesex in Saluda (that’s us here at the Middlesex Museum), Deltaville and Urbanna, Va. are pleased to announce that the Scavify app-driven scavenger hunt is available for residents and visitors to explore now through April 2019.
The Scavify app, which can be downloaded on a smart phone or tablet, allows visitors to the Deltaville Maritime Museum, Middlesex Museum and Urbanna Museum to get hands on while exploring history and exhibits through scanning QR codes, snapping photos and answering trivia questions. Challenges earn players points along the way, and ultimately bragging rights when completed.
Players are encouraged to start the scavenger hunt at any of the three museums, where there are roughly 10 questions to answer per location.
To complete the scavenger hunt, players need to visit all three locations:
- Deltaville Maritime Museum 287 Jackson Creek, Deltaville, VA 23043
- Middlesex County Museum 777 General Puller Hwy., Saluda, VA 23149
- Urbanna Museum 140 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175
To download and participate, players should follow these directions:
- Go to Google Play or App Store.
- In the Search bar type “Scavify” and install. SKIP if asks for account set-up or a credit card.
- Wait for it to install.
- OPEN Scavify app and create a personal account, which will require a user name, email address and password.
- Under “hunts” search for and select “MOM Scavenger Hunt.”
- Start playing.
The password is “history” to the scavenger hunt instructions. Each participant will receive a gift (a Museums of Middlesex aluminum water bottle) for participating and will be entered into a drawing on May 1, 2019 for cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25.
Good luck exploring history in Middlesex!
Questions? Contact Michelle Brown for more information: email@example.com or (804) 654-1363
The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is pleased to bring “Architecture’s Hidden Secrets: A Presentation by Calder Loth” to Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina (137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville, Virginia) on Sunday, March 10 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Loth, retired Senior Architectural Historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources where he was employed for 40 years and still serves part-time, will present a program about his book, “Lost Virginia: Vanished Architecture of the Old Dominion.”
The book “Lost Virginia” is a record of more than 300 of Virginia’s Architectural Heritage structures that address domestic, civil, religious and commercial buildings.
Tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar.
Loth currently teaches architectural literacy for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in New York and other venues. He is also vice president of the Center for Palladian Studies in America and a member of the Virginia Art and Architectural Review Board. His publications include “The Virginia Landmarks Register,” “Virginia Landmarks of Black History” and “Preserving a Legacy.” In addition, Loth is the author of numerous articles relating to historic preservation and classical architecture.
In 2008, he was the first recipient of the Secretary of the Interior’s Preservation Award for service to state preservation programs.
In 2010-2011, Loth served as a co-curator of the Royal Institute of British Architecture’s exhibition “Palladio and His Legacy, A Transatlantic Journey,” and was the author of Congressional Resolution No. 259 honoring the 500th anniversary of Palladio’s birth.
Ticket holders who purchase online will be placed on a “will call” list that will be available at the door.
In addition, you may make a check out to the Middlesex County Museum and mail it to the Middlesex County Museum, or come by the museum Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and purchase tickets in person.
We owe a BIG THANK YOU to Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina for being the venue for this special event.