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African American Tour of Oakwood Cemetery


Location: Oakwood Cemetery - meet at the entrance on Oak Street

Date: Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 pm

Cost:$5.00/person


Join ACHS Tour Guide Amanda Kutch, on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 2pm, for a tour featuring some of the African American citizens of Oakwood Cemetery. The tour begins at the Oak Street entrance to the cemetery. Parking is available on Oak Street. Tickets can be purchased for $5/person at the beginning of the tour.

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https://www.google.com/maps/search/oak+street+entrance+to+Oakwood+Cemetery,+Charlottesville,+VA/@38.025132,-78.486205,18z


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Hatton Ferry Closed for the Season


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Date: Will re-open in mid April

The Hatton Ferry closed beginning October 27. It will reopen sometime in mid-April. We thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Ferry.

Please send donations to:
Hatton Ferry Fund
200 Second Street NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Your contribution is tax-deductible; the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is a 501 ( c )(3) organization. The funds will be used for keeping the Hatton Ferry open for use by the public.


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

Volunteers Needed


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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.

Please note that our online volunteer form is not working. We apologize for the inconvenience.


MarkerHistory.com


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