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Annual Commemoration & Reading of the Historic Essex County Colonial Resolutions

Essex County War Memorial Green Cross Street, Tappahannock, VA

The Rappahannock Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is partnering with the Essex County Museum & Historical Society (ECMHS) as well as  the Henricopolis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Tappahannock Main Street (TMS) to conduct a Public Reading of the Historic Essex County […]

3rd Thursday Scavenger “History Hunt”

            ECMHS is excited to partner with Tappahannock Main Street 3rd Thursdays series – our community’s newest event!   Beginning July 15, a celebration of art, history and community will be held from 5 – 8pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Local and regional artists will display their masterpieces, […]

Docent Appreciation Party

The Museum will host an Appreciation Party for our Docent Team on Wednesday, July 21 at 5pm.  We are so grateful for our volunteer Docents who ensure that we can fulfill our mission of sharing our Essex County history with our community and visitors!

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.