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Third Thursday

Join us at Essex County Museum for a fun "Scavenger History Hunt"!

Lillian H. McGuire Reception

Old Beale Church Church Street (Route 17) and Queen Street (Route 360), Tappahannock, VA, United States

The Essex Museum will host a reception honoring Mrs. Lillian H. McGuire, whose book Uprooted and Transplanted: From Africa to America, has been recently reprinted by the Museum, on Sunday, November 14 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the old Beale Church on the corner of Highways 360 and 17 in Tappahannock. Guests will hear […]

Third Thursday

Join us at Essex County Museum for a fun “Scavenger History Hunt”!

Essex County Museum Exhibit Grand Opening Celebration

Join us for the Grand Opening of an exhibit at the Essex County Museum. “Dreams Deferred, Goals Advanced: The African American Experience in Essex” is a new permanent exhibit in the Essex Gallery. In this enhanced expansion of the museum's current African American history exhibit, three murals and life-size figures in period costume are featured, […]

Essex Museum Courtyard Opening Community Celebration

Max Silver Memorial Courtyard

On Sunday, June 12, a community wide celebration will be held from 3 to 5 pm in the new Max Silver Memorial Courtyard to commemorate the opening of the Museum's new venue. This outdoor space in the heart of Tappahannock is already being enjoyed by residents and visitors who stroll through the Courtyard on their […]

Pirates on the Chesapeake and Rappahannock River Opens

“Pirates on the Chesapeake and Rappahannock River” opens at the Essex County Museum on Saturday August 20 th! Be sure to come by the Museum to see this new exhibit that also includes activities for kids and families as well as new pirate themed merchandise in the Gift Shop. The Museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, […]

Extraordinary Women in Essex County Exhibit Opens

A new exhibit “Extraordinary Women in Essex County”  opens on Wednesday, March 22!   Join us at 4 pm on the 22nd for an Opening Celebration and Reception at the Museum, 218 Water Lane in Tappahannock.  

Curated Cocktails Spring Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Featuring live music, great food, a silent auction, and tasty drinks that will include this year's signature cocktail!  Thursday, April 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the historic Brockenbrough House at St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock. Funds raised that evening will support Museum programs, exhibits, and community outreach projects.

Book Club

The Essex County Museum Book Club will be discussing Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

250th Anniversary Celebration of the Essex Resolutions

Max Silver Memorial Courtyard

Join us as we celebrate one of the early steps on the road to the American Revolution.  The Essex Resolutions were a proclamation of solidarity meant to strengthen and support the colonies in order to resist British oppression.  The afternoon will feature members of the Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps, colonial dancers, a colonial stunt […]