Experience 350 years in a day.


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


Gerald Butler Harris (1893-1976) Educator, Businessman, Politician Gerald Butler Harris was born in Gloucester County, Virginia, on April 4, 1893. He attended Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School (known as Gloucester Academy) at Capahosic and graduated from Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania in 1923. Harris did

  Between October 2015 and August 2016, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., in association with Debra A. McClane, Architectural Historian, completed a historic architectural resource survey of Middlesex County, Virginia. The survey was part of a series of projects funded through a $1.5 million Hurricane Sandy

A foreword from Larry Chowning Middlesex County Heritage Tour Guide, Rivers and Roads was compiled in 1996 by the county’s Heritage Tour Guide committee chaired by the late Pat Royal Perkinson. This historical driving tour is designed to take you back in history to when

Groovin’ in the Park ,the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s  casual, outdoor, concert series will continue this coming Saturday August 1st with  a  “Special Performance” presentation featuring  “Good Shot Judy” with openers the “Honeywind Bluegrass Boys”. The “Bluegrass Boys “ begin at 5pm, “GSJ” onstage at 6.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum casual, outdoor, concert series will open on Saturday, July 25th at 5pm with local favorite folk artist  Paige Melton opening for the Richmond-based dance band “Soul Expressions” playing from 6-8pm. Gates open at 4pm.   SOUL EXPRESSIONS is a high energy

The Sculpture Gardens and Nature Trails, part of Holly Point Nature  Park at Deltaville Maritime Museum  reopened for visitors the weekend of June 13th.  It has been closed since February due to two very dangerous tall pines which could have fallen on the paths at

  The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park have cancelled  their Saturday June 27th Honeywind Bluegrass Boys/Good Shot Judy Concert due to the Phase II ,  Virginia Covid virus restriction limits on gatherings and concern for our members, friends, and health and safety

These past few months have been hard, and we have missed our guests and all of their smiling faces at the Museums of Middlesex! Though our museums have had to remain closed during these times, we have all been gearing up for the day we

The Deltaville Maritime Museums flagship the “F.D. Crockett” is a buyboat. Go by the Museum anytime in daylight and look at her lines and configuration. According to Larry Chowning’s definitive book “Chesapeake Bay Buyboats”, “buyboats range in size from 40-100 feet…have frame-built hulls, some are

Rescheduling Based on Status of VA Restrictions The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park have postponed their May 2nd Opening Day “Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess” concert for the 2020 “Groovin’ in the Park” outdoor music series. The concert will be rescheduled

Hi everybody, it’s that time of year again!   Advance tickets and “Member’s Only” ticket packages are now on sale for the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Groovin’ in the Park 2020 waterfront  concert series. The warm weather and music will be here before you know it,

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society invites you to a living history presentation by Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont, Richmond’s Gilded Age estate, as she brings the story of woman’s suffrage to life. Sunday, November 10,2019 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Join the Middlesex Museum & Historical Society for the Autumn Jazz Fest! September 21, 2019 from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Christ Church Parish Hall, 56 Christchurch Lane, Saluda, Virginia 23149 -Cash Bar -Live Music -Jam Sessions -Hors d’oeuvres -Poetry Readings

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