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Finding our Past Through Archaeology

Date: September 23, 2018

Time: 3 to 5 pm

Location: Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina

Finding our Past Through Archaeology

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE.

You’re invited to join us in “Finding our Past through Archaeology,” a special event presented by The Fairfield Foundation on Sunday, September 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina located at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville, Virginia.

Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole, Co-Directors of The Fairfield Foundation, will present the results of archaeological studies at Sandwich, the old customs house In Urbanna. Through these excavations, a deeper look at the history of Urbanna was revealed.

The Foundation investigates all aspects of our region’s history through a variety of hands-on excavation and lab opportunities. They also strive to bring the past to life by helping the public see, question and participate in the process of discovering history. In addition, the foundation is committed to helping property owners, businesses, educational institutions, local governments and the general public identify, learn about and promote their historical resources—including buildings, archaeological sites, documents and oral history—to ensure their survival for future generations.

Tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar.

Tickets purchased here will be placed on a “will call” list that we will have at the door to check your name off as having purchased tickets.

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.

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

Date: September 25, 2018

Time: 7 pm

Location: Middlesex County Courthouse

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

From the buyboats of Deltaville to Rosegill Plantation in Urbanna, history surrounds residents and visitors alike in Middlesex County.

One of the many places where the past comes alive is in the Town of Saluda. Its arcaded courthouse complex, which served as the county seat beginning in 1852, is perhaps the most visible symbol of historic Saluda. Look beyond this well-known landmark, however, and you will soon see how resources ranging from the circa 1781 Bethany Inn at Leafwood to the Reconstruction-era Antioch Baptist Church narrate the 200-year development of this crossroads community.

In 2017, architectural historians identified Saluda as a historic district eligible for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places. The proposed district would encompass the courthouse village at the intersection of General Puller Highway, Gloucester Road, and Oakes Landing Road.

Now, the county has an opportunity to pursue a Cost Share Survey and Planning grant offered by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to oversee the documentary legwork to complete a nomination form to list the Saluda Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

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.

Join Us: Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Annual 2018 Fish Fry

Date: October 12, 2018

Time: 4:30 to 7 pm

Location: Christ Church Parish Hall

Join Us: Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Annual 2018 Fish Fry

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE.

It’s time to start gearing up for the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Annual Fish Fry!

Join us Friday October 12, 2018 at Christ Church Parish Hall (56 Christchurch Lane in Saluda) from 4:30 to 7 pm.

Tickets are $15. Cash bar. The dinner is available for take-out but we need you ticket purchased by Wednesday, October 10.

Purchase tickets online HERE. Tickets purchased on our web site will be placed on a “will call” list that we will have at the door to check your name off as having purchased tickets

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 am to 3 pm and purchase tickets in person!

BIG THANKS to Hardees, Faulkner Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Gregg C. Faulkner Sr. and C & F Bank, Saluda, Elizabeth Faudree, Manager for being sponsors of this fundraiser.

Clayton Neal will perform at the event! Clayton is the founding member of the locally popular band, Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boys. He entertains with a “rivahdacious” blend of folk, rock’n roll, soul, country, cajun, and blues songs, reflecting the diversity of his musical talent and experiences. Clayton has performed a variety of music as a vocalist, guitar­ist, and harmonica player in several bands, including Richmond’s Buzzard Luck and Stunt Dog. As a soloist, Clayton has shared his music with audiences in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland.

Supporting our annual fundraiser helps make it possible for us to preserve and present the unique history of Middlesex County to the entire community (and VISITORS!) to enjoy!

‘For God, For Country … For Love’ October 15, 2018 Book Signing With Robbie Slaughter

Date: October 15, 2018

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Middlesex County Women’s Club in Urbanna (210 Virginia Street)

‘For God, For Country … For Love’ October 15, 2018 Book Signing With Robbie Slaughter

You’re invited! 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.

Robbie will be here from England to speak about his acclaimed book, the true story of his father, Dalton Roy Slaughter, a Middlesex County boy who was born in Church View in 1919.

A question and answer session will follow a 45-minute presentation by the author and conclude with a book signing.

A $10 admission will be charged at the door.

Dalton was one of the first US soldiers to land on Omaha Beach at the commencement of the iconic battle of D-Day. This personal and moving story that spans the years from 1929 to 1950 is becoming known worldwide and following several book signings in Normandy, France.

His presentation will place D-Day and Omaha into context with a brief but compelling overview portraying the enormity of D-Day and of those times – that young men stepped up to the plate and made sacrifices for the greater good – and lest we forget, young people continue to do the same today.

Reviews can be found by clicking on the paperback version at www.freewebstore.org/mybookstore.

Amongst others, it is sold at the Bedford D-Day Memorial and all the major museums and shops in Normandy.

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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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