Welcome to the Louisa County Historical Society

Bringing Louisa County history to Life!

The Give Me Liberty digital history trail is now live!

The  trail allows residents and visitors to identify more than 50 sites in Louisa County that unfold the story of our American democracy, focusing on the experiences of Indians, women, and African Americans.  The trail is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation's American Evolution 2019 Commemoration program.  We developed this site in proud partnership with Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce.

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Special Projects

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We are a community-based organization focused on preserving, protecting and promoting Louisa History in new ways. 

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Digital Tour and Maps

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Get to know the county's distinctive features and historical figures as you drive back roads or walk town streets.

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Recent Events

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Photos from the 5th Annual Heritage Day Festival!   

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We are dedicated to enhancing Louisa County citizens' and visitors' understanding of our fascinating history. Your contribution today helps us make a difference as we open paths for dialogue about our vibrant and complex story.


 

Business Sponsors

J.S. Purcell Lumber Corporation

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Thank you to our newest 2019 Business Sponsor! We are very grateful to J.S. Purcell Lumber Corporation for being a Business Benefactor!

Become a business sponsor!

Our Business Sponsors help support our programs and in return, we are pleased to offer them promotional opportunities that spread the news of their charitable support to our members, visitors, and the community at large. If you would like to become a 2019 Business  Sponsor of the Louisa County Historical Society, give us a call at (540) 967-5975 or email us at louisahistory@verizon.net.

 

 

 

 

Become a Member

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We'll send you our quarterly newsletter and our semi-annual magazine, Louisa County History. Plus, you'll receive free admission to the Sargeant Museum and invitations to special programs including our Annual Membership Social and our Annual Meeting, when you can vote for board members and enjoy a special lecture and reception.


Membership levels: 

$35        Annual Individual

$50        Annual Family

$200      Annual Sustaining Individual or Family

$1,500   Lifetime Benefactor (includes engraved brick)


To join, mail a check payable to Louisa County Historical Society to P.O. Box 1172, Louisa, VA 22942 or pay online through the PayPal button above

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Our Diverse Past

Native People

Long before the arrival of European explorers, virtually the entire 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 area.

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Will the Stones Whisper their Names?

Historical Society staff, volunteers and community members have recorded over 200 African American burial sites across Louisa County.  Many of these sites contain the remains of people who died enslaved.  Follow the link below to see the map where some of these sites have been located. 

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If It Takes 100 Years

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.

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