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Book Signing with Kevin Donleavy


Location: McIntire Building, 200 Second Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1 - 3 pm

Cost:This event is free and open to the public.


Local author Kevin Donleavy will be at ACHS for a book signing of his second book The Irish in Early Virginia. 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.

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Local author Kevin Donleavy will be at ACHS for a book signing of his second book The Irish in Early Virginia. 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.

Kevin Donleavy graduated from University of Virginia in 1961, and did graduate studies at Ga. State Univ. and Univ. of Wisconsin. He taught high-school Latin for many years, and his interest in Irish cultural history spans some forty years. He is a past Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, which funded initial research for the current book. He produces a local radio program of Irish traditional music to be heard on WTJU/WTJU.net, and is active in the research group Clann Mhor.

Sean and Veronica Deighan come from a large family of German-Irish descent, and have been actively involved in the Charlottesville Irish community of music and dance since they were young kids. Sean began learning Irish fiddle in 2005 from local fiddle player Cleek Schrey and is a member of B.R.I.M.S., the Blue Ridge Irish Music School. Veronica started Irish dancing back in 2002 at the O'Rourke Tighe School of Irish Dance, and has since danced at numerous feises and local events.


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ACHS Upcoming Events


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January 19th: ACHS Closed for MLK Jr. Day

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.

February 16th: ACHS Closed for President's Day

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.

April 11th: Historical Walking Tours resume (tentative)

April 13th: ACHS closed for Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

April 18th: Opening Day at Hatton Ferry

ONGOING EVENTS:

Group Historical Walking Tours
Group tours (4+) can be scheduled Thursday-Saturday with a 48 hour advanced notice. To schedule a group tour, please contact ACHS at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 434.296.1492 (Monday-Friday 9am-1pm). Please note there is a $20 reservation fee; fee will be refunded in the event of inclement weather. Tour offers: Court Square, Downtown Mall. Maplewood Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, and Riverview Cemetery. Please visit http://albemarlehistory.org/index.php/Historical_Society/events/programs_historical_walk_tours/ for more information.

Group tours (4+) can be scheduled Thursday-Saturday with a 48 hour advanced notice. To schedule a group tour, please contact ACHS at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 434.296.1492 (Monday-Friday 9am-1pm). Please note there is a $20 reservation fee; fee will be refunded in the event of inclement weather.


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Tour of Maplewood Cemetery

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Hatton Ferry

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Tour of Oakwood Cemetery

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The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society relies on volunteers of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and levels of experience to accomplish its mission to document, preserve, and interpret local history.

Volunteer experiences at the Society range from on-site activities, such as staffing of the library and the reception/exhibit area, museum cataloging, scanning photographs, and data-entry, to off-site ones such as guiding walking tours, presenting programs to local groups, and participating in the annual Spirit Walk.

Volunteering can be a regular weekly commitment, or can involve specific, activities like the Spirit Walk, or researching and creating an exhibit or a short article for the newsletter on a particular piece of local history. Volunteers are also needed to conduct oral history interviews.

Please contact Steven Meeks at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 434.296.1492.

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