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The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational organization (I.R.S. 501 (c) 3). The Society is a membership organization, open to all, and receives no continuing operating support from federal, state or local governments. We operate thanks to membership fees, gifts and donations, and grants from private foundations. More About Us.
Researched and written by Margaret L. Freeman, with design by Margaret L. Freeman and Keri Matthews, the exhibit explores the life and literary works of Charlottesville, Virginia native, Julia Magruder -- an internationally famous author of the late nineteenth century, whose legacy has been largely forgotten. Magruder's life and writings offer a view of the complex world of the post-Civil War South from the vantage point of a New Woman of the New South. Learn More
Created by Keri Matthews, this exhibit explores the life and legacy of our fair city's namesake, Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The exhibit is currently housed at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Learn More
The final exhibit in the Celebrate!250 series, Charlottesville's Business Pioneers examines thirty-three of the city's oldest business establishments. Learn More
The latest exhibit by Steven G. Meeks, entitled Charlottesville Maps, will be on display at CitySpace through the month of November. Learn More
The latest exhibit in the Celebrate 250 series showcases a variety of neighborhoods, which combine to form the city of Charlottesville. Learn More
In this next installment of Celebrate 250 exhibits, creator Lindsey Gore provides an overview of Charlottesville's theatres in four panels, beginning with the mid-nineteenth century and continuing into the twentieth. Learn More
This latest exhibit in the Celebrate250 series explores Charlottesville's public schools from 1865 to present. Learn More
This latest installment in the Celebrate250 series, designed by Lindsey Gore, explores the history and development of Charlottesville's streetcar railways. Learn More
This exhibit, researched and designed by the students in Prof. Daniel Bluestone's Community History course at the UVA School of Architecture, explores the forms and functions of Charlottesville's residential living throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn More
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