The Skirmish at Rio Hill
On Saturday, March 1, ACHS marked the anniversary of the Skirmish at Rio Hill. ACHS was proud to unveil the new exhibit commemorating Albemarle County's only Civil War battle. Also on site was thee 19th Virginia Regiment, Co. B as will at the Civil War 150 History Mobile.
ACHS would like to thank all visitors and volunteers who came out to help commemorate the Skirmish at Rio Hill. Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Beattie for his lecture, "They struggled at Rio Hill", the 19th Virginia Regiment. Co.B., and the Civil War 150 History Mobile.
Please check out the news segment by NBC29 at http://www.nbc29.com/story/24860689/historical-society-marks-150th-anniversary-of-rio-hill-skirmish.
If you didn't come out to the Rio Hill Shopping Center on Saturday, you can still see the new exhibit located at the Rio Hill Shopping Center outside of the Subway.
ACHS Featured on Charlottesville Inside-Out
On February 13 , ACHS was featured WHTJ PBS's Charlottesville Inside-Out along with the owners of three local wineries. Click on the link to view the footage!
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 note that our online volunteer form is not working. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue.
Historical Society Bookstore
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.
Supporting Membership Renewal
Don't forget to renew 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 22901. If you mail in your membership renewal- please don't forget to include your address and email address so you don't miss out on any mailings or announcements. Membership renewal notices will be mailed out in January.
$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
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.
Researching local history? Visit MarkerHistory.com for free images and descriptions of Albemarle County Highway Markers.