Come Discover our History and Heritage

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society welcomes you to their website.

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.


Programs and Events

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22nd Annual Spirit Walk

Date: October 21st, 22nd & 29th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Join the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society for the 22nd Annual Spirit Walk and meet residents from our community's past. Come learn their stories as they are vividly brought to life before you.

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2016 Historical Walking Tours

Date: April 21 - October 29
Learn about Charlottesville and Albemarle County on one of ACHS Historical Walking Tours. Learn More

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Take a ride on the Hatton Ferry

Date: April 23 -October 30: Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00pm
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Announcements

Exhibits

Current Exhibit: The Smartest Chap in Town: The Life and Career of Kathleen Clifford

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Born in Charlottesville in 1887, Kathleen Clifford was a multi-talented woman who would become a Vaudeville performer, film actress, and writer. Visit the exhibit in the McIntire Building to learn more about Clifford's life and career. Learn More

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Permanent Exhibit: Albemarle County Clerks of Court

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Visit the new Albemarle County Clerks of Court exhibit spotlighting county clerks since 1744. This exhibit was created by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and is located in the Clerk's Office for permanent exhibition. Learn More

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Current Exhibit: A Sunny Southerner: The Life and Writings of Julia Magruder

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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

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Online Exhibit: The Great War: The War to End All Wars

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The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is pleased to announce the installation of "The Great War: The War to End All Wars". Come view artifacts from WWI as ACHS commemorates the centennial of World War I. Learn More

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