This brand NEW digital trail is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation's American Evolution 2019 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 1950s represented an era of change for Americans. Louisans reflect on that time period in a series of oral histories currently being collected by trained volunteers. Over the course of the next several months we will be conducting interviews and making the findings available to the public. If you or anyone you know has remembrances of Louisa County in the 1950s to contribute, please contact us. This project was made possible by The Enriching Communities grant funding through Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF).
Follow the link below to an article on our blog regarding life in Louisa in 1953 from High School students' perspectives.
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.). Our archives and collections are available for research by appointment only.
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.
We also hold periodic workshops in specific research topics. Stay tuned for the next workshop announcement!
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 see the map where some of these sites have been located.
We are delighted to announce that an updated, revised, and expanded edition of The Old Home Places of Louisa County is now available for purchase! We have limited numbers of the book left. Place your order today before we run out!
The Louisa County Historical Society publishes two magazines a year (spring and fall) that feature articles on local history and historical sites as well as transcriptions and abstracts of historical records. A newsletter is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall and winter). Become a member to receive our magazines and newsletters. Back issues are also available for purchase.