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June 24th: "Virginia Women in History" Exhibit
Join the Library of Virginia as it recognizes eight outstanding Virginia Women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation and the world. The exhibit brought to you by The Library of Virginia and with partnership from Virginia Dominion will be at ACHS from June 24 - August 2.

July 24th: Michie Tavern Downtown Mile & Healthy Living Expo
Charlottesville's Fastest Race! This race also coincides with the Healthy Living Expo, which will take place at the n'Telos Wireless Pavilion starting at 5:00pm until 8:30pm. For more information or to register go to https://notussports.webconnex.com/DowntownMile
The Michie Tavern Downtown Mile's beneficiary is the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.

July 26th: Members only tour of Oakwood Cemetery
Opened in the early 1860;s, Oakwood is one the oldest public cemeteries in Charlottesville; housing remains of many Charlottesville's citizens, both prominent and unknown. Join ACHS on a tour of Oakwood Cemetery to hear the stories of a few of the former residents who know reside in Oakwood and uncover the language of cemetery symbols. This tour is for 2014 ACHS Supporting Members only.
The tour will start on Saturday, July 26th at the Oak Street entrance of Oakwood Cemetery. Refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased at the start of the tour or by clicking below. RSVPs are appreciated.
For questions, please contact Caroline Ross at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 434-296-1492 M-F, 9am - 12:30 pm.

Last Historical Walking Tour of Oakwood Cemetery Tour
Sunday, July 27th at 3 pm will be the last Oakwood Cemetery tour for the Historical Walking Tour Season. This tour will be replaced with a tour of Riverview Cemetery.

August 1st: Riverview Cemetery Tours begin ]


August 4th: "Lifting Our Voices 1861 to 1865" exhibit
The exhibit will be displayed at ACHS from August 4 to August 30. It begins with a reminder that during these years, as was the case since the 1810 census, the majority of Albemarle's population were enslaved and free persons of color. Stories of the lives and contributions of named individuals make up most of the exhibit. Many locally enslaved men helped build fortifications while others were "body servants" to their owners. Members and friends of the Burke Brown Steppe chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. created the exhibit.

August 23rd: Members only tour of Riverview Cemetery
Overlooking a dramatic bend in the Rivanna River, Riverview Cemetery is the only privately owned cemetery to lie within the boundaries of the City of Charlottesville. First purchasing 27 acres of land in 1892, Riverview Cemetery continued to amass small quantities of land over the years. Within resides residents from Revolutionary time to the present. ACHS invites you to join them on a tour to learn about the fascinating history of the cemetery and those who are now buried within. This tour is for 2014 ACHS Supporting Members only.
The tour will start on Saturday, August 23th at the Riverview Cemetery entrance. Refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased at the start of the tour or by clicking below. RSVPs are appreciated.
For questions, please contact Caroline Ross at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 434-296-1492 M-F, 9am - 12:30 pm.

August 30th - September 1st: ACHS will be closed for Labor Day

September 15th: Spirit Walk tickets go on sale.

September 20th: Main Street Agriculture
Albemarle County Farm Bureau will be working with the City of Charlottesville to produce an extraordinary, community event, promoting local agriculture, agriculture education, community prosperity, and quality of life.... Because America's future food supply depends on Farmers and Agriculture Education. The event will take place in the Downtown Mall and Lee Park form 10 am - 4pm. ACHS will be presenting a new exhibit by Intern Ben Willis.

October 13th: ACHS will be closed for Columbus Day

October 24th - 26th: 20th Annual Spirit Walk
Check back for locations and time!

November 7th: Endangered Places Submission Deadline 5 pm

November 27th -29th: ACHS closed for Thanksgiving

March 5-7, 2015: 150th Anniversary of Sheridan's arrival
Check back for more information


Ongoing Events:

Historical Walking Tours
Court Square Tours: Thursdays and Fridays @ 5:30 pm; Saturdays @ 10 am and 1 pm; Sundays @ 2 pm
Downtown Mall Tours: Saturdays @ 11 am
Maplewood Cemetery Tours: Thursday @ 7 pm and Saturdays @ 3 pm
Oakwood Cemetery Tours: Fridays at 7 pm and Sundays at 3 pm
* Please check our Historical Walking Listing on our homepage for announcements

Hatton Ferry
The Hatton Ferry will commence its 2014 operating season Saturday April 19th. Come take a ride on the Hatton Ferry, an historic ferry across the James River and the only poled ferry still operating in the United States, April through October. The Hatton Ferry operates free of charge; donations appreciated as the operation of the ferry relies solely on donations given to ride the ferry and from the kind generosity of other supporters.

Under ideal conditions, a round-trip crossing takes about 30-45 minutes. No more than two cars and six people can be taken at one time. The Hatton Ferry is located in southern Albemarle, a few miles outside of Scottsville. *The ferry cannot operate when the water level in the James River is too high or too low. For information about weather-related closings, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), visit the website at thehattonferry.org, or friend The Hatton Ferry on Facebook for easy weekly updates.

Please Note: If calling to check on the status of the Hatton Ferry, please call ACHS the Friday before you plan to ride the ferry between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.


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Tour of Maplewood Cemetery

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Tour of Oakwood Cemetery

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Blacksmith demonstration during the Annual Spirit Walk

Members only tour of Oakwood Cemetery


Location: Oakwood Cemetery - at the entrance on Oak Street

Date: Saturday, July 26th at 7pm

Cost:$5/person


Opened in 1864, Oakwood Cemetery is one of Charlottesville's public cemeteries; the final resting place for many area citizens from all walks of life. Join ACHS on a tour of this intriguing cemetery, featuring the stories of the citizens and the symbolism found on 19th and 20th century grave markers.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 7:00 pm. The tour will begin at the cemetery entrance on Oak Street. Light refreshments will be available after the tour.

Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased below or at the start of the tour. RSVPs are appreciated. For more information or to RSVP, contact Caroline Ross at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 434-296-1492









Take a ride on the Hatton Ferry


Location: 10120 Hatton Ferry Road, Scottsville, Virginia

Date: April 19th - October: Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Cost:Free; donations requested


The Hatton Ferry will commence its 2014 operating season Saturday April 19th. Come take a ride on the Hatton Ferry, an historic ferry across the James River and the only poled ferry still operating in the United States, April through October. The Hatton Ferry operates free of charge; donations appreciated as the operation of the ferry relies solely on donations given to ride the ferry and from the kind generosity of other supporters.

Under ideal conditions, a round-trip crossing takes about 30-45 minutes. No more than two cars and six people can be taken at one time. The Hatton Ferry is located in southern Albemarle, a few miles outside of Scottsville. *The ferry cannot operate when the water level in the James River is too high or too low. For information about weather-related closings, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), visit the website at thehattonferry.org, or friend The Hatton Ferry on Facebook for easy weekly updates.

Please Note: If calling to check on the status of the Hatton Ferry, please call ACHS the Friday before you plan to ride the ferry between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.


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Historical Society Bookstore


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On sale online and at ACHS, copies of the Magazine of Albemarle History. We still have many of the earliest additions in print. Also for sale Secrets of the Blue Ridge Volumes 1 and 2, Hidden Histories: African American Cemeteries in Virginia, A Place Called Buckingham, Lynn Coffey's Backroads series, The Story of Keswick Hall, The Hanging of Mayor McCue, plus more!


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Come see ACHS new exhibit - The Great War: The War to End All Wars


Location: ACHS Exhibit Hall

Date: M-F: 9:00-5:00 / Saturday 10:00-1:00

Cost:Free and open to the public


View gas mask, mess kit, posters, newsreels, and explore the activities of the University's students and faculty and Charlottesville's and Albemarle County's residents took. Travel back through time from the gun shots in Serbia to the celebration of the armistice.


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Personnel of Base Hospital No. 41

Supporting Membership Renewal


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Haven't renewed your ACHS Supporting Membership for 2014. You can renew your supporting membership online or by mailing a check to: ACHS - Supporting Membership Renewal, 200 Second Street, NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902. If you mail in your membership renewal- please don't forget to include your email address so you don't miss out on any mailings or announcements.

Supporting Membership
$40 - Individuals
$60 - Households
$100 - Businesses
$300 - Corporations

Supporting Lifetime Memberships
$700 - Lifetime Individual Memberships
$1,000 - Lifetime Household Memberships

Members will receive the annual Magazine of Albemarle County History; newsletters which announce programs, events, and other items to the members; presentations by local authors and historians, discounts on Society publications, and advance notice of special events. Annual memberships are valid for one calendar year. You are encouraged to renew your (membership prior to each January, so that you will not miss any Society mailings or notices on the new year. Of your dues, all but $10.00 (the value of the Magazine), and any additional donation over that amount, is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.


Celebrate!250 Commemorative Souvenirs


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Own a piece of Charlottesville's history! Each item is sure to become a treasured keepsake from the City's 250th Anniversary. The Society Store at the McIntire Building is currently offering for sale: sets of commemorative coins, etched glass mugs, and Christmas tree ornaments produced for Celebrate!250. The commemorative coin set is also available for purchase through our online Society Store. Please contact us for further information about any of these items.


MarkerHistory.com


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