The Sargeant Museum
Chartered in 1966, the purpose of the Louisa County Historical Society is to promote the preservation of historical records and artifacts that speak to life in Louisa County during the past and present and to make these collections available to the public.
The residence, known locally as the Sargeant-Pettit House, tells the history of Louisa County through six permanent displays. Together, they introduce visitors to Louisa County and its place in American history. The Sargeant Museum’s permanent exhibits include Native People of Louisa, The American Revolution, The Civil War, Education, Transportation, and Government. The museum also showcases temporary exhibits that highlight historically significant time periods, places, people, and items from our collections.
The Heritage Farm is a growing living history site located behind the Sargeant Museum of Louisa County History. The structures on the property help to achieve the mission to bring the history of Louisa County to life. They are used for special programmings such as open-hearth cooking workshops and free family days. Additionally, the Michie House and Smoke House were relocated to the property and restored in 2013 as well as the Trevilians Schoolhouse in 2017.
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