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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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 6, 2015
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

Date: Deadline: September 29, 2015
Submissions for the Preservation Award are open now through September 29, 2015 Learn More

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Moore Fund Award

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Applications for the Moore Fund Award are open now through November 1, 2012. More information follows. Learn More

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1857 Memorial Fund Award

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An award of up to $500 for an outstanding student or faculty essay on the history of the Albemarle and Charlottesville region. Follow this link to fill out your Application for the 1857 Memorial Fund Award. Learn More

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Announcements

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ACHS Closing Early

Due to inclement weather, ACHS will be closing at 1pm on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Learn More

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Book Signing with Kevin Donleavy

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1 - 3 pm
Local author Kevin Donleavy will be at ACHS for a book signing of his second book The Irish in Early Virginia 1600-1860. Joining him are Sean and Veronica Deighan, a brother-sister duo actively involved in the Charlottesville Irish community of music and dance since they were young children. This event will be held at the McIntire Building. Learn More

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Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in becoming an ACHS volunteer? Click here for more details! 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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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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