Piedmont Virginia Digital History

Contributions From

Piedmont Virginia Museums and Historical Societies

To the Archives

The Land Between the Rivers:
Piedmont Virginia Digital History.

Just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies the heart of the Virginia Piedmont, a land rich in history.  Bounded by the Rappahannock River to the north and the James River to the south, the region was inhabited without the distinctions known to us by county names. Landmarks of creeks and rivers, fall lines and mountains, crossroad villages and large plantations gave those who lived here in the 18th and 19th centuries a sense of place and shaped both their migration patterns and way of life.    

The goal of Land Between the Rivers is to bring together online the museums and historical societies in the region so its history can be accessed in one place. Each museum or society holds in its collection unique items, some unobtainable elsewhere, vital to understand and illustrate the history, people, and culture of the region as a whole.

We welcome you to browse through individual items, exhibits, or the collections contributed by particular historical societies or museums. The Contribute tab invites visitors to add their own content to the archive.

If you are seeking more information about a particular county, visit our Museums page to learn about our members.  If you are interested in obtaining copies of images or permission to reproduce any of the content on this site, please contact the contributing organization for their specific policies concerning Rights and Restrictions.

Our special thanks to Dr. Jack Robertson, Monticello Foundation Librarian, for urging us to undertake this effort. Special acknowledgement goes Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, for their grant to the Louisa County Historical Society to launch and begin using the site in June of 2010 and to our many supporters, volunteers, and friends.