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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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Accomplished Bay Photographer to Present in the Events Pavilion As the events season at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park continues, the Maritime Park presents its new Turner Lecture Series with a presentation of “The Lens of Jay Fleming” at 2 p.m. on

Deltaville Deltas Take the Field at 7:30pm To paraphrase the famous seventh inning stretch song Harry Caray made so popular, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”: “Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,

Family Boatbuilding Week, Holly Point Market, Fish Fry and “Steve Bassett and Friends” Most everyone should know by now, but once a year, right here on the Middle Peninsula in Middlesex County, people from all over the country get together for a whole week to

Join the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society on Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. for a tour of Church View’s most prominent structure. Built in 1913, for more than a hundred years this stately house with the wraparound porch located on the

Members of the Museums of Middlesex (MOM) group took a ‘field trip” to visit new member Colonial Seaport Foundation’s (CSF) “Luna Project” worksite near Deltaville during our monthly May 2019 meeting.   Pictured here, MOM members hold a scale drawing of the “Luna,” the 1800’s

In a drawing held Wednesday, May 1 at the monthly meeting of the Museums of Middlesex (MOM) group, the three winners of the 2019 Scavenger Hunt – where participants chased history throughout Middlesex County – were selected in a drawing. Ben Wheely of Maryland won the

The Museums of Middlesex are pleased to welcome the Colonial Seaport Foundation to its group of non-profit organizations working together to promote Middlesex County history. For more than a decade, the Colonial Seaport Foundation has served as an educational and charitable organization focused on preserving

Time to get out of the house this Saturday and meet your friends at the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park as the last Maritime Park official event of the year takes center stage with lots of special gifts at the vendor tents

The Museums of Middlesex (MOM) has completed the filming and editing of interviews with Middlesex County’s decorated military veterans (and family members) – Raymond W. Burrell and Norton Hurd and daughter of Beryl Newman. The filming, interviews and production were made possible by MOM’s successful

The Museums of Middlesex (MOM) 2018 film – Homegrown Heroes: Stories of Middlesex County’s Greatest Generation – profiles Middlesex County decorated veterans Raymond W. Burrell and Norton Hurd and family members of Beryl Newman. The filming, interviews and production were made possible by MOM’s successful

By Bill Powell Did you know that the upcoming 15th Annual Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival will have so much more than just delicious eats and beautiful art? We’re delighted to announce that the event this year – held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

By Bill Powell The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is pleased to announce that local, retired educator Karen Minter will oversee its educational programs with special attention to programs for younger students. Karen worked for the Prince George’s County schools for 32 years.

You’re invited to gather with ghosts, ghouls and goblins at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s always popular 12th annual “Scary Halloween in the Park,” happening Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. (conveniently held this year on the actual date of

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

Join us for a screening of a documentary film on Virginia culinary legend John Dabney – “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia.” A chef and bartender in 19th century Richmond, he was a fixture of sophisticated gatherings and a connoisseur of the era’s delicacies (terrapin

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

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