Educational Programs

Free Family Days

Hands-on history fun!  Every fourth Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (except April).  Each month focuses on a different topic and features living history demonstrations, hands-on children’s activities, and an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse lesson! Activities may include gardening, cooking, laundry, and other household and agricultural tasks.  Free family days follow an open-house setting and are FREE! Sponsored by Dominion Energy

Heritage Skills Workshops

Throughout the year we conduct seasonal workshops in wreath-making, basket making and other heritage skills.

Join us for a workshop and discover a new hobby! See our calendar for more details. 

Open Hearth Cooking Guild

The Open Hearth Cooking Guild is comprised of individuals who enjoy teaching others the skills they have developed over time. We are always looking for more cooks to learn and train to teach others!

Join us for a hands-on hearth cooking workshop! See our calendar for more details.


Louisa Herb Guild

 The Louisa Herb Guild is a group of herb enthusiasts committed to bringing Louisa County history to life through gardening.  We began in 2014 with a 20' x 20' demonstration kitchen garden, growing herbs and vegetables typical of the 18th and 19th centuries in Central Virginia. Our objectives are to:

  • Maintain and grow a demonstration Heritage Garden at the Heritage Farm
  • Educate visitors about herbs through special programs
  • Develop a self-guided tour with herb identification smart phone app

Research Workshops

Need help tracing your ancestry?  Join our skilled genealogy researchers during our Family Search Workshops held the first Wednesday of each month at the Sargeant Museum from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. No registration or fee required. Please call to verify the date; sometimes the date changes due to holidays or weather conditions.

We also hold periodic workshops in specific research topics. Check our calendar for details!

Community Outreach

Are you part of a group that would like to visit the Sargeant Museum & Heritage Farm?  We can customize visits for specific groups such as home school groups, church groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, special needs, senior groups and daycare and school field trips.  Want us to come to you? We can bring our presentation and/or hands-on activity on the road!