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ACHS Library will be closed Saturday, April 19th


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ACHS Library will be closed on Saturday, April 19. Historical Walking Tours will run as scheduled.

We invite you to attend the Hatton Ferry Opening Day Picnic. For more information on the picnic click on http://albemarlehistory.org/index.php/Historical_Society/events/programs_hatton_ferry_opening_day_picnic/


Give4Good -Greater Charlottesville - Help ACHS by donating!


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The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) has the unique opportunity to sponsor Give4Good - Greater Charlottesville, an online Giving Day on May 6, 2014. This event is part of Give Local America, a national day of giving sponsored by the National Council on Foundations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of community foundations. ACHS will be participating in this event and ask for your donations. Join this 24-hour online giving campaign and help ACHS reach its goal of $270 to mark the 270th anniversary of the founding of Albemarle County. On May 6th visit givegreatercville.org, our website or Facebook page to help ACHS!

Give4Good Grand Prizes
Sponsored by: The Smyth Family Foundation Fund

The grand prize winners will be selected based on the highest number of unique gifts of $25 or more. An eligible or unique gift is defined as one gift of $25 or more to one organization from one donor.
Donors are encouraged to make gifts of $25 or more to multiple organizations of their choice. However, only one gift per organization will be counted towards this grant prize.
The top three organizations with the most unique donors with gifts of $25 or more will receive the following grant prizes.

1st Place- $2,500 2nd Place - $$1,500 3rd Place - $500

Bonus Prizes
Organizations will be eligible for the following bonus prizes which can be won with donations of $10 or more, with the exception of the "Morning Commute" and "Raise the Bar" prizes.

Give4Good Kickoff Challenge: May 6th, 12:00m-1:00am $500
From among those who donate during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $500 will be added to their donation.

Night Owl: May 6th, 1:00am-6:00am $750
Awarded to the organization that receives the most unique donations during this time.

Rise and Shine: May 6th, 6:12am $500
Awarded to the organization that receives the donation made closest to sunrise in Charlottesville, VA at 6:12 am. (Source: U.S. Naval Observatory, Astronomical Applications Department)

Morning Commute: May 6th, 7am-8am $500
Sponsored by United Bank of Virginia. From among those who donate $25 or more during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $500 will be added to their donation.

Team Meeting: May 6th, 8am-9am $500
Awarded to the organization that receives the most unique donations during this time.

Coffee Break: May 6th, 9am-10am $500
From among those who donate during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $500 will be added to their donation.

Raise the Bar: May 6th, 10am- 11am $750
From among those who give $75 or more during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $750 will be added to their donation.

Morning Wrap-Up: May 6th, 11:00am - 12:00pm $500
Awarded to the organization that receives the most unique donations during this time.

Lunchtime: May 6th, 12pm- 2pm $500
Sponsored by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Central VA. From among those who donate during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $500 will be added to their donation.

30-Minute Sprint: May 6th, 2:00 - 2:30pm $500
Awarded to the organization that receives the most unique donations during this time.

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: May 6th, 3pm- 4pm $500
From among those who donate during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $500 will be added to their donation.

Rush Hour: May 6th, 5pm- 6pm $500
Sponsored by John Lynch of Wells Fargo Bank. Awarded to the organization that receives the most unique donations during this time.

"Honey, I'm Home": May 6th, 6pm- 7pm $500
From among those who donate during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $500 will be added to their donation.

Primetime: May 6th, 8pm-10pm $750
Awarded to the organization that receives the most unique donations during this time.

It Pays to Procrastinate: May 6th, 10pm-11pm $500
From among those who donate during this time, one donor will be randomly chosen and $500 will be added to their donation.

Final Countdown: May 6th, 11pm-11:59pm $750 Awarded to the organization that receives the most unique donations during this time.

Grassroots Challenge: May 6th $750
Sponsored by the Dr. Joe and Sally Gieck Fund. Awarded to the organization with Total Revenues of $250,000 or less that receives the largest number of unique donations during the Event. (Eligibility will be determined by Total Revenues reported in the organization’s most recently available 990, 990-EZ or 990-N on Guidestar.com).

$250,000 Challenge!: May 6th $1000
Awarded to the organization that receives the donation that pushes total donations (excluding incentive prizes) over $250,000.

Additional Info:
For more information please visit givegreatercville.org or email Caroline Ross at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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Hatton Ferry beginning seasonal operation April 19th


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, call the Albemarle County Historical Society at (434) 296-1492, visit our website at thehattonferry.org, or friend us on Facebook for easy weekly updates.


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The Skirmish at Rio Hill


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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


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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!

http://video.ideastations.org/video/2365180962/


Historical Society Bookstore


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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.


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Personnel of Base Hospital No. 41

Supporting Membership Renewal


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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.

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.