Our African American history community advisory council selects and steers our African American history projects. Current projects include:
To visit an online exhibit on the African American schools of Louisa County, visit louisaheritage.org.
To visit our online oral history website, Voices of Central Virginia, visit vocv.org.
The 1950s represented an era of change for Americans. Louisans reflect on that time period in a series of oral histories that were collected by trained volunteers in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, we developed an oral history website, Voices of Central Virginia, to make the interviews accessible online. We will be adding more oral histories from our collections over coming years.
This project was made possible by the Enriching Communities grant program of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF).
This digital trail is made possible by a grant from the 2019 American Evolution Commemoration program. The trail allows both residents and visitors to identify 50+ historical sites in Louisa County. Together they unfold the story of our American Democracy focusing on the experiences of Indians, women, and African Americans. Visit the trail by clicking on the link below.
The Land Between the Rivers - Piedmont Virginia Digital History, is an online collaboration between several of the local historical societies and museums in the portion of Virginia between the James and Rappahannock Rivers.
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 add information about new sites.
We are delighted to announce that an updated, revised, and expanded edition of The Old Home Places of Louisa County Revisited is now available! The Louisa County Historical Society publishes two magazines a year that feature articles on local history and historical sites as well as transcriptions and abstracts of historical records. Back issues are available for purchase for $9.95 each (depending on availability). Special magazine editions on the Trevilian Station Battle, the Mineral Centennial, and the two-part Foundations of Louisa County are $19.95 each.