An Afternoon at Providence

May 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Providence, one of Middlesex County’s early architectural treasures, stands along the Piankatank River in the eastern part of the county.  It is a fitting location for the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society’s spring fundraiser which will take place the afternoon of May 21. Join us on the lawn for a beautiful gathering

Built around 1760, the original aspects of the one and a half-storied colonial house include hand-hewn beams held together with wooden pegs, massive brick walls and 5 chimneys standing over an English basement. It is a testament to the achievements of early eighteenth-century architecture and colonial tidewater Virginia.

The speaker for the event, The Reverend Dr. Robert Prichard, Professor of Church History at the Virginia Theological Seminary, will discuss the Political, Economic and Religious State of Virginia in the 1760’s, the time period of when the house was built.

The gathering will be Sunday afternoon, May 21 from 2:00-4:00 PM with appetizers and cash bar.

Cost is $35 a ticket for adults, $30 a ticket for members, and for Students, $25 a ticket. All proceeds benefit the operation of our local museum that focuses on the history of Middlesex County. Tickets may be purchased online from our website ( or on the day of the event.

$35 Adult Ticket Link – – $30 Member Ticket Link – – $25 Student Ticket Link