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December 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Tim's at Lake Anna
Includes breakfast and a walk-thru of Santa's Workshop with arts and crafts, face painting and balloon animals. Bring your camera with a visit with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the Elves!
Breakfast consists of bacon, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, french toast sticks, pancakes and fruit! Beverages not included.
Please make a reservation for Breakfast. We fill up fast!
December 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Suites
Please join us for our First Annual Santa's Shop Til You Drop Shopping Boutique presented by The Sophisticates of Central Virginia.
Shop with over 20 vendors including LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, Avon, LipSense, Thirty One, Pure Romance, Paparazzi and more!!
Come get your Christmas shopping done, enter raffles for some amazing prizes and MUCH more!! Raffle proceeds will benefit the Angel Tree to help a needy family at Christmas this year.
December 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Prospect Hill Plantation Inn
See Prospect Hill come to life amid the soft glow of more than 100 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 6 - 9 pm. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider or cocktails.
Santa will be entertaining and available for photos in his workshop. Bring a camera to capture those moments with your family here on the Plantation.
Vendors will be selling homemade crafts and sweets in Santa's Marketplace.
Proceeds from this event will go the Young Life Louisa!
December 20, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Tavern on the Rail
Huzzah for Old Louisa! - With this phrase, ‘Hooray’ for old Louisa, Frederick Harris, the first President of the Louisa Rail Road Company summed up his description of the festivities held on December 20, 1837 in Fredericks Hall depot. That day marked the opening of operations of the Louisa Railroad from the Richmond area into Louisa County.
The Louisa County Historical Society is sponsoring a special day of commemoration of this life-changing event for Louisa County, one hundred and eighty years to the day. Presentations will be made by railroad experts on the history of the founding of the railroad, its construction, and the operations to the present day. The owners of Tavern on the Rail will have a display of photos of before and after renovations of this original building.
Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. Please respond by December 14th.
December 31, 2017, 3:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 12:00 AM @ Tim's at Lake Anna
5 Course Meal:
*(Appetizer and Dessert are Shared)*
Champagne Toast at Midnight!
Music by: Larry Thomas & Panic for the Vibe (8:00 PM - Midnight).
Make your reservations now!
*Early bird gets 10% off (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM) (Does not include Champagne. Must exit table at 7:00 PM).
December 31, 2017, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Callie Opie's Orchard
Callie Opie's Orchard will be serving an extravagant 3-course dinner on New Year's Eve. Your choice of one each from these 3 courses:
• Cream of Butternut squash Soup with an Orchard apple crisp
• Leg of Duck confit with a house made blackberry preserve
• Mustard Greens, local tomato, gorgonzola blue cheese, candied pecans, sliced pear and a honey balsamic vinaigrette
• Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with baby carrots, fingerling potatoes, golden beets and leafy Brussels sprouts with a veal demi-glace and béarnaise sauce
• Butter poached cold water lobster tail, Meyer lemon risotto, haricot vert, orange basil beurre blanc
• Oven Roasted Cornish game hen stuffed with wild mushrooms over creamy mascarpone polenta and a pan au jus
• Chocolate Amaretto Pate, crème anglais, raspberry sauce and a chocolate crisp cookie
• Key Lime tart, lime zest, Chantilly cream, blueberry puree
• Caramelized berries and figs over house-made vanilla gelato
December 31, 2017, 7:30 PM - January 1, 2018, 12:30 AM @ Prospect Hill Plantation Inn
Join us as we bid farewell to 2017 and welcome in 2018!
Elegant 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Elpidio
Array of Party Favors
Champagne toast at Midnight
$95 per person
Lodging discount available
540.967.0844 for Reservations
January 5, 2018, All Day @ Heritage Farm (Located behind the Sargeant Museum)
The warmth of the fire, smells of roasting tenderloin, the tastes you may remember from grandmother’s kitchen described by her as “an old family recipe”. Those are just the sensory rewards of joining the Louisa County Hearth Cooking Guild for an adventure in hearth cooking at the Heritage Farm. Class size is limited to 10 so everyone has plenty to do and plenty to eat! Registration is required. Age 18 and up. Wear long pants and good shoes and come anticipating a memorable day with friends, old and new. Register at LCPRT.info
January 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Sargeant Museum
Learn a new technique and take home your handmade treasure!During this workshop, the Louisa County Historical will teach you the fundamentals of Society Fiber Arts – As the Whorl Spins – drop spindle spinning. Register at LCPRT.info
January 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coyote Hole Ciderworks
No experience required! Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured painting in about two hours. If you’re feeling creative, change the colors to suit your décor or go completely rogue. We provide all the painting supplies: a 16”x20” canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, smock, music, and a good time.
Come out early to enjoy a meal before we get started, just let them know you’re with Paint Nite. Secure your seats 15 minutes before start time, especially if part of a large group. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the venue and are NOT included in the ticket price. Outside food and drink are not allowed - NO BYOB. Events are for adults, 21+ only.
Catch the Chef food truck will be on site!!!
January 20, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Sargeant Museum
There will be a reception to kick of Louisa County Historical Society's 2018 Museum after Hours Program for adults over 21. Come out and learn about their exciting new programs for 2018, as well as their vision for future plans and ways you can be involved. Register at LCPRT.info
February 3, 2018, All Day @ The Heritage Farm (behind the Sargeant Museum)
The warmth of the fire, smells of roasting tenderloin, the tastes you may remember from grandmother’s kitchen described by her as “an old family recipe”. Those are just the sensory rewards of joining the Louisa County Hearth Cooking Guild for an adventure in hearth cooking at the Heritage Farm. Class size is limited to 10 so everyone has plenty to do and plenty to eat! Registration is required. Age 18 and up. Wear long pants and good shoes and come anticipating a memorable day with friends, old and new. Register at LCPRT.info.
February 3, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Betty Queen Center
Louisa County Parks, Recreation & Tourism invites the dads of Louisa to spend the day with their daughters! Take her out to dinner or to the salon to get her nails done. This is your chance to do whatever you choose to make this an extra-special Saturday just for the Daughter Valentine Dance for fathers, stepdads and grandpas to treat their little sweethearts to an evening of fun, dress-up, and dancing. LCPRT will be offering a variety of fun day packages that can be purchased for you and your daughter to enjoy before coming to the dance that evening! So, be on the look-out for these fun day packages!
Girls must be between the ages of 5 and 13. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required by Monday, January 29th. Online registration will open the beginning of January, 2018. Sorry, NO MOMS allowed! Inclement weather date will be February 17th.
February 11, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sargeant Museum
Learn a new technique and take home your handmade treasure!During this workshop, the LouisaCounty Historical will teach you how to make Herbal Gifts – Amulets and Balms.
Classes are for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Class size is limited to 10 participants. Register at LCPRT.info.
February 16, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Sargeant Museum
Come test your knowledge of historical trivia in general and maybe learn some interesting facts about Louisa’s fascinating stories. A fee of $15/person or $25/two people includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. A cash bar will also be available. Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. Register online at LCPRT.info
February 17, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Louisa Arts Center
The “tour de force” performance…” DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience”, North American Tour, with Mark Rodgers, Curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America, will take you on an fantastic, awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two, monumental geniuses.
This original, theater performance is a non-stop, multi-media event featuring movies, videos, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, sketches, codices, paintings, and sculptures. Rodgers compares and contrasts the incredible lives of Leonardo and Michelangelo as never before, relating them to our world today as we strive to discover our own “inner” Michelangelo and DaVinci.
The performance is described as “A shaman…an experience not to be missed. It will change your life” – “creative synergistic genius” – “(the performance) brings DaVinci and Michelangelo alive”.
March 2, 2018, All Day @ Sargeant Museum
The warmth of the fire, smells of roasting tenderloin, the tastes you may remember from grandmother’s kitchen described by her as “an old family recipe”. Those are just the sensory rewards of joining the Louisa County Hearth Cooking Guild for an adventure in hearth cooking at the Heritage Farm. Class size is limited to 10 so everyone has plenty to do and plenty to eat! Registration is required. Age 18 and up. Wear long pants and good shoes and come anticipating a memorable day with friends, old and new.
March 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sargeant Museum
Join the Louisa County Historical Society at the museum as Elaine Taylor guides you through where to find the hidden pieces of women’s history as you hunt for clues about the family of their own Mrs. Michie who lived in their 1790s house at the Heritage Farm. You'll look at the kinds of public records that reveal women’s names prior to 1850 when they finally appeared by name on the Federal Census. They also think you’ll enjoy their little house all the more once you learn more about the remarkable woman who was the Lady of the House.
March 7, 2018 - March 28, 2018 @ Sargeant Museum
Gloria Gilmore and Linda Austin are experienced in African-American genealogy, but the workshop is for anyone looking for family in Louisa County. The historical Society offers regular opportunities to do family research under the guidance of experienced volunteers. Contact the Historical Society for details.
March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Heritage Farm (behind the Sargeant Museum)
Experience “a day in the life” activities of an 18th Century farm family as costumed interpreters from Louisa County Historical Society engage visitors in performing daily life skills using tools and techniques of the time period. Seasonal activities may include sewing, spinning, weaving, gardening, cooking, laundry and other household and agricultural chores. Heritage Farm is located beside the Sargeant Museum at 214 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa, with plenty of parking in front of the Louisa Arts Center. These Family Days programs follow an open-house setting from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and are FREE.
March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Heritage Farm (Behind the Sargeant Museum)
Hands-on history with learning and fun for all ages at the Louisa County Historical Society! Family Days are themed activities similar to Frugal Fridays, but held on Saturdays at Heritage Farm, located beside the Sargeant Museum at 214 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa, with plenty of parking in front of the Louisa Arts Center. These Family Days programs follow an open-house setting from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and are FREE.
March 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sargeant Museum
Learn a new technique and take home your handmade treasure! During this workshop, the Louisa County Historical will teach you how to make Fiber Arts – Natural Dyeing Yarn.
Classes are for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Class size is limited to 10 participants.
March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Louisa Town Park
Come to the most exciting egg hunt in Louisa! There will be lots of candy and a special bunny guest. This event is guaranteed to be a fun afternoon for your entire family. Starting at 11:00 a.m. the children's games and inflatable bounceables will add to the festivities, along with face painting and contests. More information to come!
March 25, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Louisa County Arts Center
In partnership with The Louisa Arts Center, The Louisa County Historical Center presents professor Jack Trammell’s discussion of Richmond’s 15th Street, known as the South’s Wall Street in antebellum times, which, like its New York counterpart, was a center of commerce. But the business done here was unspeakable and the scene heart wrenching. With over sixty-nine slave dealers and auction houses, the Wall Street area saw tens of millions of dollars and countless human lives change hands, fueling the southern economy. Dr. Trammell’s presentation will bring highlights of his book by the same name in which he traces the history of the city’s slave trade, from the origins of African slavery in Virginia to its destruction at the end of the Civil War. Unique to this presentation will be documented accounts of the sales of slaves at Louisa Court House, sales advertised in the Richmond papers to entice traders to purchase slaves here for resale on the Richmond market.
March 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Louisa County Public Library
Join the Louisa County Historical Society for an introduction to the 1,000 plus items in "Land Between the Rivers", the online archive of the Louisa County Historical Society. Historical Society staff will give a tour of the content (including photos of: the mines in Mineral, CCC Camps in Louisa County in the 1930s, Aircraft Spotters during WW II, copies from one of our local registrar of vital records' files of the 1924 Racial Purity Act passed in Virginia, Civil War letters, Revolutionary War documents, birth records, the 1862 Special War Tax book with every household in the county listed.) Several online exhibits of interest are included.
April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Sargeant Museum
- Event hosted by the LOUISA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY -
in partnership with Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Come see what life in Louisa County was like during the 1820's! Step back in time through living history demonstrations of Tobacconist, Hearth Cooking, Domestic Arts, Blacksmiths, Broom Makers, Spinners, Weavers, Woodworkers, Gardeners, Draft Horses being harnessed, Field Plows, and Black Powder Rifle Firing. Special interactive fun for the children will include making corn-shuck dolls, spinning wool, and needlework, as well as learning how a telegraph was sent and playing games that were popular during that time period. Special guests will be present so plan to stay for the day. This family event is free to the public!
May 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Betty Queen Center
LCPRT invites the moms of Louisa to spend the day with their son! Our 20th Annual Mother-Son Dance is the Saturday after Mother's Day so you can celebrate this special holiday with your favorite little man! Go out to dinner or do whatever you choose to make this an extra-special day just for the two of you. Then, join us for this memorable Mother-Son Dance. Sons, grandsons, and nephews can treat the special ladies in their lives to an evening of fun and dancing. Sorry, NO DADS allowed at this event!
Boys must be between the ages of 5 and 13. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required by May 17th. Online registration will open early January, 2018.
Professional photographs will be taken at 7 p.m. by TSS Photography. $15 to $35 packages available to pick-up that night. Purchases by cash or credit card only.