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Top Endangered Places Nominations


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Date: Deadline: November 7, 2014

Historic buildings and sites contribute significantly to the heritage and vitality of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. Yet each day these resources face a variety of challenges, including lack of funding, deferred maintenance, neglect, incompatible development, and demolition.

To draw attention to these historically, culturally, and architecturally significant places that may be threatened, ACHS is taking an important initial step by establishing an annual list of "Top Endangered Places" within the community. The goal is to raise awareness of preservation issues and help facilitate solutions. Please consider nominating an endangered place.

If you have any questions, please email Steven Meeks at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Endangered Place Criteria:
1. Endangerment by the following: owner neglect, proposed demolition, re-zoning, redevelopment, and/or other human or environmental factors.
2. Building or site must be located within the boundaries of Albemarle County or the City of Charlottesville.

Rules for Submission:
1. Provide a written summary that includes:
   a. Owner's name
   b. Property address
   c. The historic, cultural, or architectural significance of the site
   d. Description of the threat facing the site
   e. Immediacy of threat
   f. Suggestions on what actions are need to alleviate the threat
   g. Supporting documentation: press clippings, and other research materials (if any)
   h. Photographic documentation
3. Entries must be bound in a binder or folder. No loose paper will be accepted.
4. Deadline: November 7, 2014, by 5:00 pm
   a. Entries must be mailed or hand delivered to ACHS, Attn: Steven G. Meeks, 200 Second Street, NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Preservation Award


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The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society invites members of the community to nominate potential recipients for the ACHS Annual Preservation Award. ACHS recognizes that there are many restoration, renovation, and conservation projects completed annually in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville and would like to recognize and celebrate a preservation project with this award. Please consider nominating individuals, organizations, or agencies whose projects demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.

If you have any questions, please email Steven Meeks at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 September 2013 and July 2014.
3. Not-for-profit organizations whose mission is preservation or restoration in any of these categories are eligible.
4. Individual private residences not open to the public are ineligible for the Preservation Award.
5. There are no size limitations - nominations for large and small projects are encouraged.

Rules for Submission:
1. Provide a written narrative that includes in the following order:
   a. Project location
   b. Who undertook the project
   c. The significance of the site
   d. Challenges faced
   e. Impact of the overall project to community
   f. Supporting documentation: drawings, press clippings, and other research materials (if any)
   g. Photographic documentation
2. Entries must be bound in a binder or folder. No loose paper will be accepted.
3. Deadline: September 30, 2014, by 5:00 pm
   a. Entries must be mailed or hand delivered to ACHS, Attn: Steven G. Meeks, 200 Second Street, NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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An Exhibit from the Library of Virginia


Location: ACHS Exhibit Hall

Date: June 23 - August 2

Cost: Free and open to the public


Throughout Virginia's history, women have played important, but often overlooked, roles as educators, entrepreneurs, nurses, lay leaders, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, laborers, and community builders.

The Library of Virginia recognizes and celebrates women's accomplishments in all walks of life with the annual Virginia Women in History program, which honors eight women, past and present, who developed new approaches to old problems, strove for excellence based on the courage of their convictions, and initiated changes in their communities, state, and nation that continue to effect our lives today.

This exhibit is from the Library of Virginia with support from Dominion, Richmond Times-Dispatch,
and Bon Secours Richmond Health System. It will be on display in the ACHS Exhibit Hall from June 23 - August 2.


Historical Walking Tours


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Date: Please see tour schedule

Cost: $5.00/person


Charlottesville and Albemarle County boast an unusually rich and striking history. Built over a period of 250 years by many thousands of men and women--well known and unknown, remarkable and ordinary-who called Charlottesville home. Their history and the history of this area have been preserved in the structures and monuments that give Charlottesville its character. Learn about these men and women and the houses, storefronts, schools, places of worship, public buildings, and cemeteries in which they passed their lives. Attend one of the Historic Walking Tours with a knowledgeable ACHS guide. Tours start April 12th and run through October.

Tours are $5/person. Tickets are available online at or can be purchased at the start of the tour. Please note when buying a ticket online no dates or times will be listed. Please select a tour and bring your receipt with you. NO REFUNDS

For tour offerings and the August 2014 tour schedule, see below. Please contact ACHS at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to arrange group walking tours (groups 8 or more + group tours are $5/person). Please check back for the September and October tour schedule.






Tour Options






COURT SQUARE WALKING TOUR
Join ACHS for a stroll around the Court Square familiar to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Learn about the early years of Charlottesville, its citizens, businesses and buildings. Tours will begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (200 Second Street, NE Charlottesville, VA 22902).

Schedule:
Thursdays and Fridays: 5:30 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am
Sundays: 2:00 pm

DOWNTOWN MALL WALKING TOUR
Join ACHS on an exploration of the pedestrian mall looks at the architecture and traces the emergence of Charlottesville in the early 1900's as a commercial center.Tours will begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (200 Second Street, NE Charlottesville, VA 22902).

Schedule: Saturdays at 11:30 am

ACHS CEMETERY TOURS
ACHS offers two themed tours of the Charlottesville's cemeteries. On "The Interred Tour”" uncover the stories of citizens now buried in the cemeteries. On the "Iconography Tour" learn the significance of the symbols on the graves and how those symbols can tell you about the person buried beneath.
Please email Caroline Ross at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to find out which tour will be presented.

MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY TOURS
Join ACHS on a tour of Charlottesville's oldest cemetery.Tour begins at the entrance of Maplewood Cemetery, Maple Street at 8th street NE.

Schedule: Thursdays at 7:00 pm

OAKWOOD CEMETERY TOURS
Join ACHS on a tour of Oakwood Cemetery; opened in 1864 it is one of Charlottesville's public cemeteries where remains of many area citizens now rest, both prominent and unknown. Tour begins at the entrance on Oak and 1st Street S.

Schedule: Fridays at 7:00 pm

RIVERVIEW CEMETERY TOURS
Join ACHS on a tour of Riverview Cemetery, the only privately-owned cemetery to lie within the boundaries of the City of Charlottesville.Tour begins at the entrance in Riverview Cemetery

Schedule: Saturdays at 3:00 pm

Maplewood Cemetery Map

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Oakwood Cemetery Map

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Riverview Cemetery Map

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For more information or questions, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 434-296-1492 (M-F 9:00 am - 4:30 pm). Please note - NO REFUNDS.




Moore Fund Award


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Rules for Submissions:
1. All submissions must be original to the contributor and never before published in any similar form, or under simultaneous consideration by another publication. The author(s) will sign a statement granting publication rights to ACHS.
2. Submissions must rely to the extent possible on primary sources rather than published works.*
3. The inclusion of images with article publication is strongly encouraged. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from proper authori-ties to reproduce any images.
4. Most manuscripts should not exceed 5000 words. Sharply focused items of 500 - 1500 words are invited. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with a traditional font, size 12. Endnotes should be used, and all references will follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
5. All manuscripts will be received by the editor of the Magazine of Albemarle County History for possible inclusion in that journal in accordance with its normal selection and editing proce-dures. Please visit the ACHS website for more information concerning MACH submissions.

How to Apply:
1. Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic form as email attach-ments or on disk in a program compatible with Microsoft Word. If illustrations are included, they should be in the form of digital scans or photocopies. Do not send original photographs or artwork.
2. The Moore Fund Application must be completed and submitted in electronic form.
3. ALL materials must be submitted to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with Moore Fund Submission in the subject line by November 1, 2012.
4. All those who submit entries will be notified of the contest outcome in January 15, 2013.

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1857 Memorial Fund Award


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Upon the dissolution of their philanthropic organization, the Virginia 1857 Fund donated their assets to ACHS with the request that this money be used to encourage the study, recording and preser-vation of the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County by students and faculty members at the University of Virginia.

Rules for Submissions:
1. The competition is open to all current students and faculty of the University of Virginia.
2. All submissions must be original to the contributor and never before published in any similar form, or under simultaneous consideration by another publication. The author(s) will sign a statement granting publication rights to ACHS.
3. Submissions must rely to the extent possible on primary sources rather than published works.*
4. The inclusion of images with article publication is strongly encouraged. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from proper authori-ties to reproduce any images.
5. Most manuscripts should not exceed 5000 words. Sharply focused items of 500 - 1500 words are invited. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced with a traditional font, size 12. Endnotes should be used, and all references will follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
6. All manuscripts will be received by the editor of the Magazine of Albemarle County History for possible inclusion in that journal in accordance with its normal selection and editing proce-dures. Please visit the ACHS website for more information concerning MACH submissions.

How to Apply
1. Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic form as email attach-ments or on disk in a program compatible with Microsoft Word. If illustrations are included, they should be in the form of digital scans or photocopies. Do not send original photographs or artwork.
2. Proof of affiliation with the University of Virginia will be required, via a scanned or photocopied image of a student or faculty ID.
3. The Application for 1857 Fund Award must be completed and submitted in electronic form.
4. ALL materials must be submitted to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with 1857 Fund Submission in the subject line by November 1, 2012.
5. All those who submit entries will be notified of the contest outcome in January 15, 2013.

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