Exhibits and Events

New Traveling Exhibit Featuring the Life and Legacy of Marquis de Lafayette - Currently on display until the end of 2022. 

The Life and Legacy of the Marquis de Lafayette, a traveling exhibit produced by the American Friends of Lafayette, will be on display through the end of 2022. The exhibit premiered on September 3, 2022, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, and has appeared at Brandywine Battlefield Park (PA), Cliveden of the National Trust (PA), and the French Embassy in Washington, DC. The exhibit has a local connection and features a portrait of Stuart Wells Jackson on loan from the Gloucester County Public Library. Jackson was the co-founder of the American Friends of Lafayette and retired to Gloucester in 1944. During the 1950s, he was instrumental in raising funds to expand the library and its collection. Jackson and his wife, Elizabeth Cox Jackson, are interred at Abingdon Episcopal Church. Plan to visit the museum to learn more about the Marquis de Lafayette and local philanthropist Stuart Wells Jackson. 

Traveling Exhibit


New Museum Exhibit

New Exhibit!

The Gloucester Museum of History is launching a new exhibit featuring Girl Scout Camp Burke’s Mill Pond this Saturday. The exhibit, which will be available through 2023, will tell the story of the camp as it celebrates 50 years of operation. It will showcase 12 objects, including camp wear and official Girl Scout items from the 1970s. 

The exhibit will also include photographs and archival documents allowing guests to make connections with the thousands of Girl Scouts who have attended the camp over the past 50 years. 

Museum Featured on County Podcast

This month, we sit down with Robert Kelly, Gloucester's Museums Coordinator. Robert is a true history buff and is extremely engaging. In the short 2.5 years he has been in the role, Robert has worked to expand the Museum's offerings inside and outside of its walls. 

Over the next several months, the Museum has exciting events planned for all ages. Take a listen to learn about all that this gem in our community has to offer!


Museum Podcast
Lafayette Ruins

Save The Date- An Evening With Lafayette At The Ruins

Meet the Marquis de Lafayette and be transported back to 1824 when he returned as “Guest of the Nation.” Enjoy period music, witness a rousing musket salute, and partake in a stunning selection of local food and drink. Featuring internationally acclaimed interpreter Mark Schneider.

Tickets cost $75 and will be available September 15. 
All proceeds will benefit future educational programming at Rosewell and the Gloucester Museum of History.
Interested in sponsorships? Contact Robert Kelly, rkelly@gloucesterva.info