Long before the arrival of European explorers, the North American continent was home to thousands of native tribes living in thousands of villages and towns from coast to coast. Learn more about the tribes that lived in the Louisa County area.
Follow our interactive timeline to explore the journey of women and African Americans toward equal rights in Louisa County from 1865-1965. Learn about the struggles, those who led the way, and the experience of all along the path.
Historical Society staff, volunteers, and community members have recorded hundreds of oral histories that tell the diverse stories of Louisa County's past. We're working on adding more oral histories to the oral history website, Voices of Central Virginia.
We are a community-based organization focused on bringing to light, preserving, and sharing Louisa County history in new ways.
Get to know the county's distinctive features and historical figures as you drive back roads or walk small town streets.
Photos from the sixth annual Heritage Day Festival!
When you join the Louisa County Historical Society you get:
$35 Annual Individual
$50 Annual Family
$200 Annual Sustaining Individual or Family
$1,500 Lifetime Benefactor (includes engraved brick at the Sargeant Museum)
To join, mail a check payable to Louisa County Historical Society to P.O. Box 1172, Louisa, VA 23093 or pay online through our online store. Please provide your mailing address to receive the quarterly newsletter and semiannual magazine. Please provide your email if you would like to be added to our e-newsletter list. Contact us at (540) 967-5975 with any questions.
2022 Business Partners
Callie Opie's Orchard Restaurant
Elisabeth Aiken Nolting Charitable Foundation
Ferrell's Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
Jigsaw Genealogy, LLC.
Louisa True Value Hardware
Melvin Burruss, Esq.
Norstrong Properties, LLC.
Stephen Wunsh, CPA PC
2021 Business Partners
Best Western - Zions Crossroads
Edward Jones - Louisa
Essex Bank - Louisa
Lloyd's Real Estate, LLC
Wegmans - Charlottesville
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