Community Enrichment Programs


And Who is the Lady of the House?
Discovering Maternal Lines in Genealogy
Join the Louisa County Historical Society at the museum as Elaine Taylor guides you through where to find the hidden pieces of women’s history as you hunt for clues about the family of their own Mrs. Michie who lived in their 1790s house at the Heritage Farm.  You'll look at the kinds of public records that reveal women’s names prior to 1850 when they finally appeared by name on the Federal Census.  They also think you’ll enjoy their little house all the more once you learn more about the remarkable woman who was the Lady of the House. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Sargeant Museum 
214 Fredericksburg Avenue
No fee or registration required. 

Louisa County Historical Society Website
The Family History Genealogy Workshops 

Gloria Gilmore and Linda Austin are experienced in African-American genealogy, but the workshop is for anyone looking for family in Louisa County. The historical Society offers regular opportunities to do family research under the guidance of experienced volunteers.  Contact the Historical Society for details.

 Sargeant Museum
214 Fredericksburg Avenue
Louisa, VA 23093 
No fee or registration required 

Louisa County Historical Society 
(540) 967-5975
The Richmond Slave Trade
In partnership with The Louisa Arts Center, The Louisa County Historical Center presents professor Jack Trammell’s discussion of Richmond’s 15th Street, known as the South’s Wall Street in antebellum times, which, like its New York counterpart, was a center of commerce. But the business done here was unspeakable and the scene heart wrenching. With over sixty-nine slave dealers and auction houses, the Wall Street area saw tens of millions of dollars and countless human lives change hands, fueling the southern economy. Dr. Trammell’s presentation will bring highlights of his book by the same name in which he traces the history of the city’s slave trade, from the origins of African slavery in Virginia to its destruction at the end of the Civil War. Unique to this presentation will be documented accounts of the sales of slaves at Louisa Court House, sales advertised in the Richmond papers to entice traders to purchase slaves here for resale on the Richmond market. This presentation will merely highlight the economic, political and cultural impact of a system representing the most immense, concentrated human suffering in our nation’s history. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018 
2:00 p.m.
Louisa Arts Center
212 Fredericksburg Avenue 
Louisa, VA 23093

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased thru the Louisa Arts Center 

Louisa County Arts Center Website
Discovering Treasure in
Online Archives

Join the Louisa 
County Historical Society for an introduction to the 1,000 plus items in "Land Between the Rivers", the online archive of the Louisa County Historical Society. Historical Society staff will give a tour of the content (including photos of: the mines in Mineral, CCC Camps in Louisa County in the 1930s, Aircraft Spotters during WW II, copies from one of our local registrar of vital records' files of the 1924 Racial Purity Act passed in Virginia, Civil War letters, Revolutionary War documents, birth records, the 1862 Special War Tax book with every household in the county listed.) Several online exhibits of interest are included. 

Monday, March 26, 2018 
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Louisa County Public Library
881 Davis Highway
Mineral, VA 23117 
No fee or registration required 

Louisa County Historical Society