Stop by the Sargeant Museum during our public hours (Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm) and use the resources in our research library. Resources include books on Louisa history, past issues of the LCHS Magazine, and many different types of historical records (deed and will abstracts, vital record indexes, cemetery records, etc.). A copier is available for public use for a small fee. No registration or fee required to use the research library during public hours.
Additional resources are available in LCHS archives and special collections that may interest researchers. An appointment is necessary to conduct research with our archives and special collections. Please contact us to make an appointment.
It's helpful to review our collections catalog prior to your visit. If you would like to view an item in the archives, you will need to request it by the box and folder number. It is also helpful to list the accession number to help you find the exact record you are requesting.
If you are unable to come to our site, we can conduct the research for you for a suggested donation ($20/hour plus copy and mailing costs). Our trained volunteers can conduct research in our library, archives, and special collections as well as at the Louisa County Courthouse. Please contact our Research Coordinator through the form below to get started.
The Piedmont Virginia website gives users access to the society's collection, including unique items, some unobtainable elsewhere, vital to understand and illustrate the history, people, and culture of the region as a whole. Other history-minded groups in the region have also contributed to the site.
We welcome you to browse through individual items, exhibits, or the collections contributed by particular historical societies or museums.