Welcome to the MuseumHistory buffs will find a wealth of information at the Middlesex County Museum. It opened in 1935, making it the first county museum of its kind in Virginia. An old country store and General "Chesty" Puller memorabilia are prominent features, and the gift shop includes books on local history written by local authors. With county records dating back to the 1600s, family histories can be traced back through several generations. The museum is located on General Puller Highway near the courthouse in the historic, rural county seat of Saluda. The neighboring annex building houses a new exhibit, The History of Education in Middlesex County , and the lovely and serene Puller Park is just across the street.
A Musical Evening With The Holmes Brothers
Friday • April 26th • 7:00 pm
From winning multiple Blues Music Awards to sharing stages and recordings with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Merle Haggard, Keith Richards, Al Green, Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Levon Helm, Rosanne Cash, Odetta, and The Jungle Brothers. The Holmes Brothers have seemingly done it all.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Middlesex County Museum (Saluda), Nimcock Gallery (Urbanna), Cryer Center (Locust Hill), and Nauti Nell’s (Deltaville). If still available, they can also be purchased at the door the night of the concert. Call 804.824.8085, or 804.758.3663 for more information.
New Commerce Exhibit to Open at Middlesex County Museum
(Courtesy of the Southside Sentinel)
The opening reception for “A History of Commerce in Middlesex County,” sponsored by Citizens and Farmers (C&F) Bank, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 13, at the Middlesex County Museum in Saluda. Sponsored by Citizens and Farmers Bank, this exhibit traces the history of commerce in Middlesex County from the mid- 1600s through the mid-1900s. The fi rst planter merchants, tobacco, trading, crops, money,general stores, buyboats, steamships and banking will be discussed in this newly-completed
exhibit. Items on display are from from the museum’s collection as well as objects from various local residents’ personal collections. “It is an exhibit that will appeal to a wide audience,” said museum
director Holly Horton. “With vintage textiles and house goods, furniture, old coins, vintage banking giveaways, and historic photographs, there is something for everyone. Special handouts have been designed for children, so bring the whole family.” Light refreshments will be served during the reception. The exhibit will be on display from January 13 through June 16 in the museum’s annex building in Saluda, one block from the historic courthouse square. It will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call 758-3663 for more information.
"Signatures in Time; A Living History of Middlesex County Virginia" Now On Sale
On Sunday, December 16 from 2-3:30 PM Larry Chowning, Claudia & Archie Soucek and Pat DePina authors of the new book, "Signatures In Time; A Living History of Middlesex County, Virginia" will be available in the Historic Court House to answer questions the public may have concerning the writing of the book. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
In addition, books can be purchased at the Woodward Building in Saluda at 877 General Puller Hwy or you may send a check for $50 plus $6 shipping and handling to PO Box 428, Saluda, VA 23149 and the county will mail you a copy.
Middlesex Museum Advisory Board Named
The 2012 Middlesex Museum Advisory Board members are:
|Larry Chowning||Claudia Soucek||Kevin Gentry|
|Raynell Smith||Helen Chandler||E.J. Blake|
|Barbara Lovelace||Mary Helen Morgan||Dan Gill|