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The Museums of Middlesex Are Getting Ready!

May 28, 2020

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 can invite the public back to enjoy our exhibits, grounds, and events!!

Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society in Saluda has been working on some improvements of their own with the installation of a NEW Flag Pole!

And just recently, the folks at Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Park finished up some improvements to their waterfront stage.

Volunteers put the finishing touches on the expansion and rebuilding of the Waterfront Stage in anticipation of the 2020 “Groovin’ in the Park” concert season. The original stage was 24’ x 24”.   The new version is 30’ x 30’ allowing for larger bands and other entertainment. The Maritime Park is awaiting word from the Virginia government as to when the music season can open.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum had to postpone their Memorial Day weekend concert with Ray Pittman & Bobby Messano, but both musicians have expressed that they are willing to reschedule for a later date if possible.

At the present time, the Museum & Park are staying positive for what they hope will be the First Concert of the season, that would be the June 27th concert with the Honeywind Bluegrass Band and “Good Shot Judy” beginning at 5pm.  Check the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s website regularly for updates!

 

Meanwhile, the Colonial Seaport Foundation is steady at work on their Luna project!

“So here’s a view we haven’t seen in a while and one we’ve never seen! This is Luna’s bilge and keel with the beginnings of the cargo hold floor going in.We have had a plywood floor laid for years as we worked, but it’s time to move on up to the real deal! 1″ thick yellow pine tongue and groove floor planks! A bit of time was spent installing a couple more floor joists and we have a couple more to go, but we’re ready for flooring!”