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Essex and its county seat, Tappahannock, lie on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. 
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Teachers and staff from Tappahannock Elementary School's Leadership Team spent today in our conference room prepping for the new school year and touring the Museum! We are proud to team up with our local schools and are working on ways to increase the Museum's community outreach and programming for kids! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to offer the reprinted edition of “Uprooted and Transplanted: From Africa to America”, a scholarly work written by local historian Lillian McGuire, that documents the course of the African American experience in Essex County, Virginia. The book is now available for purchase in our Rappahannock Gift Shop and on-line at ecmhs.org/shop/ The Museum also plans to donate copies to schools and other organizations in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. A book signing with the author is planned for early fall - stay tuned for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Museum will be open from 10-12:30 on Thursday, July 15 and then reopen from 5-8 pm in the evening for the 3rd Thursday event. Be sure to stop by and pickup a "scavenger history hunt" card. Participants will get a 10% off coupon for the Rappahannock Gift Shop and will be entered into a drawing for a unique Essex County themed gift pack! See you at the Museum! ... See MoreSee Less
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