ACHS Upcoming Events
December 24th -January 4th: ACHS and ACHS Library closed for Christmas. Both will re-open on January 5th at 9 am.
December 31st - First Night Virginia
The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is pleased to announce its participation in First Night Virginia on New Year's Eve.
Come by ACHS, 200 Second St., NE, from 3:00-6:30 pm and view the latest exhibit "Historical Farms of Albemarle County". Also on display, WWI artifacts and "Vestiges and Veterans: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War", and "A Sunny Southern: The Life and Writings of Julia Magruder".
At 4:15 pm take a special tour of Maplewood Cemetery. Tour Guide Amanda Kutch will discuss those with "Unique Endings" who are interred in Maplewood. Admission is free with a First Night Virginia armband.
Beginning at 6:30 pm, join ACHS on a mini version of the Spirit Walk in Historic Court Square. Hear the court trial of Stuart Bailey who was accused of murdering his brother-in-law and meet other memorable past residents of our community. Tours begin at the Court House and depart every thirty minutes until 8:00. Admission is free with a First Night Virginia armband.
Please note the Spirit Walk and Maplewood Cemetery Tour are for First Night customers only; you will need to purchase a First Night armband at http://www.firstnightva.org/fnv_store.html in order to attend these events.
January 10th: Riverview Cemetery Tour
Join ACHS on a "Reinterred at Riverview" tour at 2 pm. Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased online starting December 23rd. Back-up date for tour will be January 17th.
February 7th: Oakwood Cemetery Tour
Join ACHS on a "African-Americans in Oakwood" tour at 2 pm. Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased online starting January 29th. Back-up date for tour will be February 21st.
March 21: Maplewood Cemetery Tour
Join ACHS on a "Mayors of Maplewood" tour at 2 pm. Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased online starting March 9th. Back-up date for tour will be March 28th.
March 5-7, 2015 - 150th Anniversary of Sheridan's arrival
April 18th: Opening Day at Hatton Ferry
Group Historical Walking Tours
Note: Group Historical Walking Tours will not run the weeks of December 22th or 29th
ACHS will be closed from December 24th-January 4th.
ACHS will re-open on January 5th at 9:00 am.
Please join us on December 31st for First Night Virginia. Visit http://albemarlehistory.org/index.php/Historical_Society/events/programs_first_night_virginia_2014_and_achs/ for more information.
ACHS wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday and hopes to see you in 2015!
Please note any orders placed after 8 am on Tuesday, December 23rd will not be shipped until Monday, January 5, 2015.
Donate to ACHS through AmazonSmile
Did you know you can donate to the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society while shopping online at Amazon.com this holiday season?
Here's how it works:
1) You go to AmazonSmile and choose "Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society"
2) When you buy something at Amazon, you go through the smile URL. Prices and products are exactly the same as they'd be if you didn't use the Amazon Smile URL.
3) Amazon donates .5% of the purchase price to ACHS (excluding subscribe and save subscription purchases, shipping fees, gift wrapping costs, taxes and service fees.)
Hatton Ferry Closed for the Season
Date: Will re-open in mid April
The Hatton Ferry closed beginning October 27. It will reopen sometime in mid-April. We thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Ferry.
Please send donations to:
Hatton Ferry Fund
200 Second Street NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Your contribution is tax-deductible; the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is a 501 ( c )(3) organization. The funds will be used for keeping the Hatton Ferry open for use by the public.
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