Welcome to the Louisa County Historical Society

Bringing Louisa County History to Life!

Many Voices, One Decade: 1950s Louisa County


You can now view our temporary exhibit on Louisa County life in the 1950s at the Sargeant Museum. The exhibit includes oral history interviews collected by volunteers during the past year. The museum is located at 214 Fredericksburg Avenue in the town of Louisa.  We are open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 



Special Projects


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


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

Visit our GIS Website

Recent Events


Photos from the sixth annual Heritage Day Festival!   

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Donate to the Society


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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

Dominion Energy


We are very grateful to Dominion Energy for being a Business Benefactor!

J.S. Purcell Lumber Corporation


We are very grateful to J.S. Purcell Lumber Corporation for being a Business Benefactor!

The Manzari Family


We are very grateful to the Manzari Family for being a Business Benefactor! 

Thank you to our Business Partners:

BB & T - Mineral

Essex Bank

Ferrell's Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

Lake Anna Tractor & Hardware

Melvin Burruss, Esq. 

Piedmont Telesystems, Inc. 


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. 

2019 Business Sponsorships are available at three levels: Supporter ($50 -199), Partner ($200-499), and Benefactor ($500+). 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


When you join the Louisa County Historical Society you get:

  • Our quarterly newsletter 
  • Our semi-annual Louisa County Historical Magazine, which features articles about well-known and lesser-known figures from our past and excerpts from documents preserved in our archives. The fall 2018 issue included memories of life on a farm in the county in the late 19th century. 
  • Invitations to special programs like the 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 23093 or pay online by clicking below.

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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. 

See Digital Map

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.

See Timeline

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