Sign up for our downtown Louisa Walking tour! October 9, 16 & 30 at 10:30 am

Many Voices, One Decade: 1950s Louisa County


You can now view our temporary exhibit on Louisa County life during 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. 

Digital Tour and Maps


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

Recent Events


Photos from the sixth annual Heritage Day Festival!   


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! 

Christopher Run Campground

  We are very grateful to Christopher Run Campground for being a Business Benefactor! 

Thank you to our Business Partners:

53rd Winery & Vineyard

BB & T - Mineral

Essex Bank

Ferrell's Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

Lake Anna Tractor & Hardware

Melvin Burruss, Esq. 

Piedmont Telesystems, Inc. 

Stephen Wunsh CPA

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

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 with PayPal below.

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