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ACHS 2015 Historical Walking Tours Season


Date: April 23rd - late October

ACHS will be offering tours of Historic Court Square throughout the 2015 Historical Walking Tour season. Stroll around Historic Court Square, familiar to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe. Learn about the early years of Charlottesville, its citizens, businesses, and buildings. Tours begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (200 Second Street, NE Charlottesville, VA 22902). Cost is $5/person. Tickets can be purchased from your guide at the start of the tour.

Court Square Walking Tours are offered on the following schedule:
Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m.
Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
First Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Please call 434.296.1492 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Strong Men and Women in Virginia History

Location: ACHS Exhibit Hall

Date: April 20 - May 30th

Cost: Free and open to the public

ACHS is honored to display Strong Men and Women in Virginia History from April 20th - May 30th in the Exhibit Hall.

Come learn about eight distinguished Virginians, past and present, as Strong Men & Women in Virginia History for their important contributions to the state, the nation, or their professions. These men and women offer powerful examples of individuals who refused to be defined by their circumstances. Their biographies are a testament to the determination and perseverance displayed by extraordinary people during challenging times. These individuals demonstrate how African Americans have actively campaigned through education and advocacy for better lives for themselves, their people, and all Americans. It is these many contributions that the Strong Men & Women in Virginia History program seeks to recognize and share.

Brought to you by the Library of Virginia in partnership with Dominion.

To learn more about these extraordinary men and women, all of whom have used their talents and creativity to push for equality and inclusion in American society, visit http://www.lva.virginia.gov/smw


Take a ride on the Hatton Ferry

Location: 10120 Hatton Ferry Road, Scottsville, Virginia

Date: April 18th - October 25th: Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Cost: Free; donations requested

The Hatton Ferry will commence its 2015 operating season Saturday April 18th. 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 18th through October 24h. 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.