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Marine Flag Raising – November 10th

Marine Flag Raising – November 10th

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, The Marine Corps League Middle Peninsula Detachment #1317, and Mr. John Sharpe and Ms. Amy Earley , owners of Chesty’s former home in Saluda, will honor the late Lt.Gen Lewis “Chesty” Burwell Puller, one of the most...

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Helen Chandler to Receive Middlesex Museum Award

Helen Chandler to Receive Middlesex Museum Award

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc. is pleased to announce that its 2020 Preservation Award will be given to Helen Chandler of Urbanna. Since 2016, the Preservation Award has been given annually to recognize individuals or entities who have made a...

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The Great Awakening and Middlesex County with Bob Prichard

The Great Awakening and Middlesex County with Bob Prichard

On Sunday, October 25 at 4 PM the MIddlesex County Museum and Historical Society will sponsor a zoom lecture on the Great Awakening and Middlesex County. The Great Awakening was a mid-18th century American religious revival that was a part of a broader revival in...

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Infant Christenings & Gowns

Infant Christenings & Gowns

Infant christenings originate from the Jewish bris (circumcision) and zerved habat riuals, in which children are named and dedicated to God. The Christian church adopted a similar custom, baptizing babies and adult converts. All wear white clothing, symbolizing...

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Lower United Methodist Church

Lower United Methodist Church

"Lower United Methodist Church is steeped in history: It began its life in 1650 as the “Lower Chapel” for the Protestant Episcopal Church of England.  The chapel was replaced by the present brick sanctuary in 1717.  It still retains many of its colonial features such...

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The One-Room Schoolhouse

The One-Room Schoolhouse

As America began to populate, there was a strong need for the children to be educated. Middlesex County was populated with a variety of school houses. The goal in a location was to be no more than two miles from the students who were to be educated, as they would walk...

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