Essex and its county seat, Tappahannock, lie on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.
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Recent news from Essex County Museum & Historical Society
Museum Re-Opens for Summer
Ceiling repairs have been completed and we are back in business! The Museum will be open this summer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm and hope that you will stop in to say hello and check out the new merchandise in our Rappahannock Gift...
Essex Resolutions Reading July 9th
Join us this Saturday at 9:30am for the annual “reading of the Essex Resolutions" which commemorates the Essex County Patriots, who in 1774, acted to protect their rights from British infringements and was a precursor to the American Revolution.
Museum Now Reopen on Tuesdays and Saturdays
The Essex Museum has reopened on a limited basis! Starting May 1, the Museum, and the Rappahannock Gift Shop, located at 218 Water Street in the heart of Tappahannock, is open from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays. All federal and state guidelines will be...
“Arbor Team” plants trees in the new Max Silver Memorial Courtyard
Thanks to our "Arbor Team", Dorothy Miller, Robert LaFollette and David Henderson, for planting oak and dogwood trees in the new Max Silver Memorial Courtyard next to the museum last week! Now that the site is prepped and the larger trees have been put in, we are...
The Museum is now open on a limited basis!
The Museum and the Rappahannock River Gift Shop will be open in March and April on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for shopping! All social distancing and safety guidelines will be followed and guests will receive 50% off on our “back room” items. Be sure to stop...
The Museum Gift Shop open Saturdays in March and April
The Museum Gift Shop is open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for shopping in March and April! We are following social distancing and safety guidelines. In addition, guests will receive 50% off on our “back room” items. Stop by and check us out!
View the “Voices in Black History” Program Online
Miss our “Voices in Black History” program? Presented last Thursday by The Performance Guild of First Baptist Church under the direction of Gina McGuire, it is available to view online. View Here!
Update on Prince Street Lot
If you have been downtown this week you may have seen site preparation of the lot on Prince Street next to the Museum for the new Max Silver Memorial Courtyard. This new outdoor space in the heart of town will feature historical markers, educational kiosks, an event...
ECMHS Launches New Website!
Essex County Museum and Historical Society launches their new website. With the redesign, we hope to be able to reach an even wider audience and keep our members up to date. You too can stay updated on the goings-ons of ECMHS. More importantly, you can become a...