A volunteer operates a spinning wheel on Second Sundays

Second Sundays

These history-and-art-based street festivals are held the second Sunday of each month, June through December, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. The historic Village of Palmyra, with the Old Stone Jail Museum, historic Courthouse, and historical society archives at Maggie’s House are always the central feature of these events.  Tours are offered of the Old Stone Jail Museum and historic Courthouse, and a walking tour of the Village of Palmyra is available as well. Local artists and craftspeople are there with a variety of creative offerings for visitors to purchase. Volunteer genealogists are at Maggie’s House, to help people with their family research. Nearby, Holland Page Place Museum – our 1865 agricultural log cabin – is also open for tours.

There is also always a focus on a second site in the county. In the past, such sites have included the Town of Columbia, the churches at Wilmington, and heritage craft and life demonstrations at Holland Page Place Museum.

Monacan Millennium lecture by Jeffrey Hantman

Fluvanna History in Print: A Book Lecture Series

The Society hosts a periodic series of book lectures on topics related to Fluvanna history. Recent lectures have included Carlos Santos on his book, Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson’s Struggle to Save the University that Changed America; Jeffrey L. Hantman on his book Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People; and Jack Trammell on his recent publication, “The Richmond Slave Trade: The Economic Backbone of the Old Dominion.” These lectures are free to the public, but as always, donations are welcome.