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

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.

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Recent Events

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.


Become a Member

We'll send you our quarterly newsletter and the biannual magazine. Plus, you'll be invited to vote for board members and enjoy a talk by a special guest at the annual meeting each November. 

Membership levels: 

$35        Annual Individual

$50        Annual Family

$200      Annual Sustaining 

$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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