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2015 Annual ACHS Preservation Awards


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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”


Interred in Maplewood Cemetery Walking Tour


Location: Maplewood Cemetery

Date: Saturday, September 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Cost:$5 per person


The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is hosting a tour of community members interred in Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville's oldest public graveyard. The tour will feature graves of the wife of a Revolutionary War patriot and a young man who died in a fire while saving his dormmates. The tour will begin at the cemetery's entrance on Maple Street at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th.
Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased from the tour guide at the beginning of the tour. For any question, please call 434-296-1492 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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.


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ACHS Upcoming Events


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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!


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

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

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

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

MarkerHistory.com


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