The Give Me Liberty interactive digital trail is now live!

Welcome to The Louisa County Historical Society

Bringing Louisa County History to Life! 

The Give Me Liberty interactive digital 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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The Sargeant Museum and Heritage Farm

Special Projects

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

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Educational Programs and Events

Come learn about Louisa's history from costumed interpreters during free, family-friendly monthly events at the Heritage Farm. 

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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.

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Museums and Exhibits

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Sargeant Museum is a good place to start exploring our history, from Louisa's first inhabitants to the present.

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Town and County History

The County of Louisa was formed from Hanover County in 1742 and named for Princess Louisa, daughter of English King George II and Queen Caroline.   

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Recent Events

Photos from the 5th Annual Heritage Day Festival!   

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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.  

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. 

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.

Blogging About History

One of the ways we  Preserve, Protect and Promote Louisa County History is by sharing the rich stories that we have discovered in our archives and through interviews with residents. 

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