Museums of Middlesex Launch 2018-2019 Scavenger Hunt

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 Scavify app-driven scavenger hunt is available for residents and visitors to explore now through April 2019.

The Scavify app, which can be downloaded on a smart phone or tablet, allows visitors to the Deltaville Maritime Museum, Middlesex Museum and Urbanna Museum to get hands on while exploring history and exhibits through scanning QR codes, snapping photos and answering trivia questions. Challenges earn players points along the way, and ultimately bragging rights when completed.

Players are encouraged to start the scavenger hunt at any of the three museums, where there are roughly 10 questions to answer per location.

To complete the scavenger hunt, players need to visit all three locations:

To download and participate, players should follow these directions:

  • -Go to Google Play or App Store.
  • -In the Search bar type “Scavify” and install. SKIP if asks for account set-up or a credit card.
  • -Wait for it to install.
  • -OPEN Scavify app and create a personal account, which will require a user name, email address and password.
  • -Under “hunts” search for and select “MOM Scavenger Hunt.”
  • -Start playing.

The password is “history” to the scavenger hunt instructions. Each participant will receive a gift (a Museums of Middlesex aluminum water  bottle) for participating and will be entered into a drawing on May 1, 2019 for cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25.

Good luck exploring history in Middlesex!

Questions? Contact Michelle Brown for more information: m.brown@co.middlesex.va.us or (804) 654-1363

Save the Date: Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Official 2018 Opening Weekend

Nothing says the welcoming of spring and summer like the official opening weekend of the Deltaville Maritime Museum! Join the Deltaville Maritime Museum May 11-12!

A Shrimp & BBQ Dinner and Dance will be held Friday, May 11 from 5 to 9 pm and feature baby-back ribs, steamed shrimp and BBQ! Listen to THE TATERS on the bandstand.

For more information about this and other events at the Deltaville Maritime Museum visit them online here.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park was established in 2003 through the efforts of a dedicated and visionary group of local volunteers. The museum and park flourished and rapidly became a center of activity in lower Middlesex County. In 2012, fire destroyed the existing museum and events pavilion. Through a combination of insurance payments, grants, incredibly generous community support and countless hours of volunteer labor, the museum and events pavilion were totally rebuilt in their current configuration. The new events pavilion opened in 2013. The museum, built in the style of Deltaville’s old Stingray Point Hotel (also known as the Old Red Barn), opened in 2014 with John M. Barber’s very popular exhibition “​Chesapeake – 50 Years of Maritime Art.” Development of the museum, pavilion, and the park continue.

You’re Invited! Christmas House Tour at Lansdowne Will Benefit Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society

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 circa 1740 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 271 Virginia Street in Urbanna. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at middlesexmuseum@va.metrocast.net.

Scavenger Hunt Coming Soon! Save the Date!

Get your hunting game face on – it’s time for the first ever Museums of Middlesex SCAVENGER HUNT!

Join us Saturday, March 18 starting at 9 am to explore all that our local history has to offer.

More details to come, and we will update you here, but you’ll want to be among the first to know! The first 100 participants will receive a special gift.

This event will also kick off the open houses at our community’s great Visitor Centers.

Museums of Middlesex are located in Saluda, Urbanna and Deltaville.

Middlesex County Museum in Saluda

Scottish Factor Store in Urbanna

Deltaville Maritime Museum in Deltaville