Celebrating Preservation at Historic Rosegill
November 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
On Sunday, November 14th from 1PM to 5PM the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is partnering with The Friends of Urbanna, who support the Urbanna Scottish Factor Store Museum, to host a barbecue to help fund the preservation, collection, education and sharing of our local history at the newly preserved barn at Historic Rosegill.
The Middlesex County Museum was funded by the Public Works Administration (WPA) that was a part of the federal program called “The New Deal” in 1935, and is the oldest county museum in the state of Virginia. The Urbanna Museum was established as a colonial business , known as the James Mills Factor Store and served a succession of Scottish merchants and was preserved by the Ralph Wormeley Branch of the WPVA established in 1938.
Rosegill was established between 1650-1654, consisted of 3,200 patented acres and served as the home of the very influential Wormeley’s for five generations. The present home, built between 1730-1750 with additions and modifications throughout the 1700’s, is beautifully preserved along the banks of the Rappahannock River and Urbanna Creek (Nimcock Creek.) The barn pictured above is now freshly painted, cleaned, repaired and majestic with its great timbers, immense ceiling height and side boards. We invite you to join us and support our local rich history (credits to Signature in Time: A Living History of Middlesex County, Virginia.)
During the event, the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society’s Annual Preservation Award will be presented to Dr. Paul Malone for his many years of research and education of the public about the John Mitchell Map used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Tickets are $60 each, which includes a barbeque meal, beer and wine and live folk music. Sponsorships are available at the following levels: Under $100 Supporter, $100 Silver, $250 Gold and $500 Platinum.
Tickets may be purchased online at middlesexmuseum.com or at Bristow’s Store or If Its Wood and More in Urbanna. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 804-758-3663.
The last date for tickets sales is Sunday, November 7.