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The newspaper is the second-hand in the clock of history; and it is not only made of baser metal than those which point to the minute and the hour, but it seldom goes right.

-Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), “On Some Forms of Literature,” The Art of Literature: A Series of Essays, translated from German by T. Bailey Saunders, 1891

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A Christmas House Tour of historic Lansdowne in Urbanna takes place on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society. Lansdowne, which is today the home of Col. (USA-ret.) and Mrs. A.B. Gravatt, was built

Tickets are now on sale for the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society’s annual Fish Fry, which takes place on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Christ Church Parish Hall. Tickets are $15. Advance ticket purchases or reservations are required by Wednesday,

In the course of a 40-year career as a historian, Dr. Betsy Brinson has collected hundreds of oral histories from people all over the world. “Oral history doesn’t pay the bills,” she said recently, speaking from her home in Richmond. “To do that, I’ve worked

Explore history across Middlesex County’s three museums with Scavify’s scavenger hunt app. Want to explore history with technology, experiencing 350 years in a day? There’s an app for that. The Museums of Middlesex in Saluda, Deltaville and Urbanna, Va. are pleased to announce that the

Ever since European settlers first landed in Virginia, when oysters were so big that colonial residents said they had to be cut in half to eat, the oyster has been king. Even before that, Native Americans counted the oyster as a primary component of their

One of our signature events at the Deitaville Maritime Museum is our annual family boat building week in July in which families build 12-foot or 14-foot skiffs and then race them. It’s a tradition that goes back to the founding of the museum in 2002

We have surprises waiting for you at the Middlesex County Museum in Saluda. As in, we bet you’ll be surprised by the caliber of Americans who called Middlesex County home that you can learn about in our museum. They are war heroes who fought battles