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Museums of Middlesex

MOM Supports “Arts In the Middle” June 3,4

May 30, 2023

The premier juried art show in Middlesex County, “Arts in the Middle”, will be held at Hewick
plantation in Urbanna this coming weekend..  The art is something special by talented artists
from the entire east coast.  In addition to fine art, there will be music of all types on two stages.
There is also a display of young local artists that is quite inspiring. The Museums of Middlesex
(MOM)will have the John Smith replica shallop, the “Explorer”, onsite to highlight Middlesex
Counties rich history. Volunteers will be on hand to tell that not only that history, but about
building the replica shallop, about Captain John Smith, his explorations, and how Stingray
Point got its name. Stop in and say hello
The Museums Of Middlesex (MOM), is an LLC formed in 2015 of four Foundations and
Museums in Middlesex County to work together increasing our tourism visibility and
acquainting folks far and wide with Middlesex’ 350 year history and maritime heritage.
MOM’s information table and canopy along with the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s “Explorer”
will be located right at the main entrance.
The 4 partnering Museums and Foundations are the Middlesex County Museum and Historical
Society in Saluda, The Urbanna Museum in Urbanna, the Colonial Seaport Foundation(CSf)
and the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville. Information and
brochures of all 4 groups will be available at the MOM info table located and directly across
from the AIM Welcome Tent.
You can check out MOM’s website online anytime at www.museumsofmiddlesex.com
The Urbanna Museum and Visitors Center, located in Urbanna, is located in the last remaining
Colonial Scottish Factors Store (in the US) and the Town of Urbanna, VA is the proud owner
of a First Edition, Third Impression John Mitchell Map, published in 1755.
The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society’s Marilyn South , along with Members
Barbara Lovelace and Julie Bray will be demonstrating the various patterns of brickwork that
distinguish several of Middlesex County’s 18th & 19 century structures and answering questions
on Middlesex history..
The Deltaville Maritime Museum(DMM) with Colonial crewmen, led by Jock Collamore, from
the Colonial Seaport Foundation(CSF) will talk about the full history, both 1600’s and 2000”s
and answer questions about sailing in Colonial times. Both the “Explorer” and the CSF’s sloop
“Luna” act as part of Middlesex County and MOM’s outreach programs, taking the Museum’s
and Middlesex messages of rich history and enjoyable recreation all over the Eastern Seaboard.

Kathleen Armstrong of the Colonial Seaport folks will be on hand demonstrating Colonial
spinning techniques and discussing textiles and millinery

The “Explorer” will be available for viewing and “Q and A” all day Saturday and Sunday..
MOM will present their exhibit at the Main Entrance 10 am-3pm Saturday and Sunday.
Everyone is welcome.