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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The Paramount’s Alternative Gift Fair

Date: December 4 from 12-7pm
Looking to give a meaningful gift this year? Donate to ACHS at the Paramount's Alternative Gift Fair. Learn More

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Oakwood Cemetery Painting Raffle

Date: Now until December 31, 2014
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Group Historical Walking Tours

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

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Top Endangered Places Nominations

Date: Deadline: November 7, 2014
Help raise awareness about the threats facing some of the county's and city's greatest treasures by nominating them for ACHS Top Endangered Places. Learn More

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Preservation Award

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Submissions for the Preservation Award are open now through September 30, 2014. Learn More

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Announcements

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Thanksgiving Closing Information

ACHS will be closed Thursday, November 27th, through Sunday, November 30th, for Thanksgiving. ACHS will reopen on Monday, December 1st, at 9am. ACHS wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! Learn More

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ACHS Upcoming Events

Check out what is happening at ACHS! Learn More

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Donate to ACHS through AmazonSmile

Give Amazon.com's money to ACHS at no cost to you! Learn More

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Exhibits

Current Exhibit: Historical Farms of Albemarle County

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Uncover the history of some of Albemarle County's oldest farms. 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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Current Exhibit: Vestiges and Veterans

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A 2012 ACHS exhibit commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Learn More

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