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Charlottesville’s Main Street Agriculture


Location: McIntire Building, 200 Second St., NE - Exhibit Hall

Date: September 20th: 10am - 4pm

Cost:Free and open to the public


Albemarle County Farm Bureau presents "Charlottesville's Main Street Agriculture" promoting local agriculture, agriculture education, community prosperity, and quality of life in Albemarle County. This is an effort to help ensure a future, local food supply while promoting local business prosperity and quality community life through agriculture entrepreneurship. When all else fails, food matters!

The event will take place at Lee Park and on the Mall on September 20 from 10 am - 4 pm. There will be education displays, events and demonstrations, live animals, children's activities, hayrides, and a few surprise events. Downtown restaurants will offer meals featuring fresh, local, farm products. The retail shops will be encouraged to focus on agriculture, family and community while producing special attractions to lure people into their shops. Albemarle County Farm Bureau and the Local Food Hub will sponsor a "Farm-to-Family Table" event on Friday evening. The Main Street Arena will sponsor a Public Skate for Agriculture Education on Friday, September 19 (6-8:45 PM), and host a Cooking Demo by Downtown Restaurants (Sponsored by Brookville) on Saturday, September 20 (4-6 PM). For more information please visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CharlottesvillesMainStreetAg/timeline?ref=page_internal

ACHS will be presenting a new exhibit "Historical Farms of Albemarle County" during Charlotteville's Main Street Agriculture. Come learn about a few of Albemarle County's oldest farms including Clay Hill, Dovedale, Meadowbrook, Moreland, Redlands, anad more! ACHS will be open from 10 am - 4 pm. Please make plans to come by!

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The Main Street Agriculture mission is to educate and promote the importance of agriculture to Virginia residents while inspiring our youth to build future relationships that produce quality community life and local prosperity for farmers, businesses and residents.


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Built in the 1840s, Clay Hill House has sheltered five generations of the DeK's family.

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Completed in 1809, Redlands house has sheltered six generations of the Carter family

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Meadowbrook Main House, expanded and renovated from the original 18th century log cabin.

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A 19th century smokehouse at Mooreland, one of only a few stone ones in the area.

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One of the oldest remaining structures at Dovedale, these stables date back to the mid-19th century.

20th Annual Spirit Walk Countdown


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Date: October 24 -26

Join the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society on its 20th Annual Spirit Walk to meet a few of the memorable residents from our community's past. Come learn their stories as they are vividly brought back to life before you.

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Friday, October 24th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)
Saturday, October 25th,6:00 - 9:00 pm (Court Square; tour starts at ACHS)
Sunday, October 26th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)

Cost: $12 for adults, $8 for children 10 and under

Ticket sales start September 15th. Purchase tickets online at or by phone (434) 296-1492. Large groups are encouraged to make reservations by phone. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am -12:00 pm.


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ACHS Upcoming Events


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August 1st: New Historical Walking Tours Schedule
Visit our listing for Historical Walking Tours under Programs for new schedule information.

August 4th: "Lifting Our Voices 1861 to 1865" exhibit
The exhibit will be displayed at ACHS from August 4 to August 30. The exhibit examines the lives of enslaved and free persons of color living in Albemarle County during the Civil War. Members and friends of the Burke Brown Steppe chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. created the exhibit.

August 23rd - Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts 2014
Last day to vote for Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts 2014. Help ACHS by voting for its submission of "Congressional Desk and Chair set owned by Col. R.T.W. Duke. Use this link to cast your vote today http://www.vamuseums.org/?Top10

August 23rd: Members only tour of Riverview Cemetery

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

September 1st: New Historical Walking Tours Schedule
Visit our listing for Historical Walking Tours under Programs for new schedule information.

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 Historic Farms: Albemarle County by Intern Ben Willis.

September 20th:The Downtown Mall Tour is canceled. The Court Square Tour will run as scheduled.

September 30th: Preservation Award Submission Deadline 5 pm

October 13th: ACHS will be closed for Columbus Day

October 19th: Historical Walking Tour Season Ends

October 24th - 26th: 20th Annual Spirit Walk
Friday, October 24th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)
Saturday, October 25th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Court Square)
Sunday, October 26th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)

November 7th: Endangered Places Submission Deadline 5 pm

November 27th -29th: ACHS closed for Thanksgiving

Check back for December Holiday Hours

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


Ongoing Events:

Historical Walking Tours: August 2014 Schedule
Court Square Tours: Thursdays and Fridays @ 5:30 pm; Saturdays @ 10 am; Sundays @ 2 pm
Downtown Mall Tours: Saturdays @ 11:30 am
Maplewood Cemetery Tours: Thursdays @ 7 pm
Oakwood Cemetery Tours: Fridays @ 7pm
Riverview Cemetery Tours: Saturdays @ 3 pm
* Please check our Historical Walking Listing on our homepage for announcements

Historical Walking Tours: August 2014 Schedule
Court Square Tours: Thursdays and Fridays @ 5:30 pm; Saturdays @ 10 am; Sundays @ 2 pm
Downtown Mall Tours: Saturdays @ 11:30 am
Maplewood Cemetery Tours: Saturday, September 6 @ 10 am
Oakwood Cemetery Tours: Saturday, September 13 @ 10 am
Riverview Cemetery Tours: Saturday, September 27 @ 10 am
* 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

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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Labor Day Holiday


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ACHS will be closed Saturday, August 30th - Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day. ACHS will reopen on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 9 am.
Historical Walking Tours will run as scheduled.

(Picture:Apple Pickers in Albemarle County-Holsinger Collection)


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.