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2015 Annual ACHS Preservation Awards



The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society once again is asking members of our local community for nominations of potential recipients of the Annual ACHS Preservation Award. Recognizing that there are many restoration, renovation, and conservation projects completed annually in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, ACHS would like to recognize and celebrate another exemplary preservation project for 2015. Please consider nominating individuals, organizations, or agencies whose projects demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.

Project Criteria:
1. The project must be located within the boundaries of Albemarle County or the City of Charlottesville.
2. The project must have been completed between August 2014 and August 2015.
3. Not-for-profit organizations whose mission is preservation or restoration in any of these categories are eligible.
4. Individual private residences open to the public are ineligible.
5. There are no size limitations - nominations for large and small projects are encouraged.

If you have any questions, please email Steven G. Meeks at president@albemarlehistory.org for more information.

Past winners:
2013 Keith Woodard, First and Main"
2014 Julie Coiner, "J. S. Young Building"

Old Albemarle Jail #5 Open for Tours

Location: 409 East High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Saturday from 12 noon - 2:00 pm

Cost:$5 per person

Located at 409 East High Street, the Old Albemarle Jail #5 is open to visitors on Saturday's, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. ACHS President, Steven Meeks will give a brief history of the jail and punishment in the late 19th century. Visitors will be able to explore the lower level of the Old Albemarle Jail complex. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 434.296.1492 for more information.


Purchase Your 21st Annual Spirit Walk Tickets!

Location: Oakwood Cemetery, Court Square, and the Old Albemarle Jail

Date: October 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 30th

Purchase tickets for the 21st Annual Spirit Walk using the links below. To learn more about the Spirit Walk, visit our programs page.

Eventbrite - 21st Annual Spirit Walk- Oakwood Cemetery (10/23/2015)

Eventbrite - 21st Annual Spirit Walk - Court Square (10/24/2015)

Eventbrite - 21st Annual Spirit Walk - Oakwood Cemetery (10/25/2015)

Eventbrite - 21st Annual Spirit Walk - Old Jail (10/30/2015)

Closed for Columbus Day

Location: 200 Second Street NE

Date: October 12

ACHS will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 13.

ACHS Upcoming Events



Join ACHS for a Historical Walking Tour

The Old Albemarle Jail is open on Saturday's from 12 noon to 2pm

Hatton Ferry is open for the 2015 season! Visit http://www.thehattonferry.org for more information!


Learn more about the history of the Albemarle County Court House on a tour of Historic Court Square


Step back in time to learn about crime and punishment in the late 19th century. Visit the Old Albemarle Jail #5


Join tour guide Amanda Kutch for "Lest We Forget: A Civil War Tour of Maplewood Cemetery" at 2pm


Looking for something to do this weekend? Take a ride on the Hatton Ferry! Visit http://www.thehattonferry.org for more information!




Researching local history? Visit MarkerHistory.com for free images and descriptions of Albemarle County Highway Markers.