Events

Fossil Exhibit, July 27, 2019

Date: July 27, 2019

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: 795 General Puller Highway in Saluda

Fossil Exhibit, July 27, 2019

Learn more about the mystery of fossils this summer!

Grady Frame will provide attendees to the Middlesex County Museum Visitor Center a free opportunity to see and learn more about fossils on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. The Visitor Center is located beside the Museum at 795 General Puller Highway in Saluda.

There will be a variety of fossils on hand to see and learn about, including finds from the local area, as well as from other parts of the U.S. and around the world.

Among the items on display will include different species of fossilized shark’s teeth; Megalodon, Great White, Mako and Tiger.

Those attending will also get to view whale bones, dinosaur teeth, dermal scutes and much more.

Tuckahoe Plantation: What Can We Learn?

Date: August 4, 2019

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Location: Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina, located at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville

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Tuckahoe Plantation: What Can We Learn?

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is pleased to announce it will sponsor speaker Addison Baker Thompson, Resident Manager of Tuckahoe Plantation (1740), a home and working farm for nearly 300 years, as a guest speaker on Sunday, August 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina, located at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville.

Boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, the plantation is considered by architectural historians to have the most complete eighteenth century plantation layout in North America.
The original schoolhouse where Thomas Jefferson began his education and the office still stands.

During this guest lecture event, learn about the features that make Tuckahoe Plantation an outstanding example of construction that has stood the test of time; the lives of those who lived there including John Marshall’s grandmother (who was born and got into trouble there); the influences of the house on Thomas Jefferson; and more about how Tuckahoe has made a large contribution to the legal landscape of preservation law.

Mr. Thompson graduated from Princeton University, cum laude in history AB in 1970, and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1973. While serving as the resident manager of Tuckahoe Plantation from 1979 to present, Mr. Thompson has practiced law, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, been a member of numerous boards, including Preservation Virginia, and is an emeritus member of the Capital Region Land Conservancy.

Tickets are $35 and include appetizers, wine and beer.

Purchase tickets online here { https://middlesex-museum.ticketleap.com/tuckahoe-plantation-what-can-we-learn/ }, at the museum Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or send a check (made out to Middlesex Museum) to Middlesex Museum P.O. Box 121, Saluda 23149.

The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex

Start date: August 31, 2019

End date: September 1, 2019

Time: Various Times

Location: Middlesex County Museum Visitors Center Gallery

The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex

Come celebrate Middlesex County’s historic buildings through art.

Arts in the Middle and the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society are pleased to present a special exhibit of art and history – The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex.

The show will take place Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Visitors Center Gallery in Saluda, Virginia, located next to the Middlesex Museum.

The show aims to celebrate the rich architectural history of Middlesex County through an array of arts and crafts media. Photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, poetry, music, culinary art, textiles and more are all welcome.

A reception and award presentation will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. Poetry, music, refreshments and more will be available throughout the weekend event.

For more information or questions, please email retroshow19@gmail.com or call Michael Kunzinger at 757-202-0692.

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The Mystery of Fossils

Grady Frame will provide attendees to the Middlesex County Museum Visitor Center a free opportunity to see and learn more about fossils on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 2 p.m

“Tuckahoe Plantation: What Can We Learn,” Presented by Addison Baker Thompson

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is pleased to announce it will sponsor speaker Addison Baker Thompson, Resident Manager of Tuckahoe Plantation (1720), a home and working farm for nearly 300 years, as a guest speaker on Sunday, August 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina, located at 137 Neptune Lane in Deltaville.

Artists Wanted for “The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex”

Calling all local artists! Arts in the Middle and the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society invites you to participate in a special exhibit of art and history – “The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex.”

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