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The Paramount’s Alternative Gift Fair


Location: The Paramount Theatre - 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Date: December 4 from 12-7pm

Still making progress on those holiday wish list? The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society can help! Join ACHS on Thursday, December 4, from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater's Third Annual Alternative Gift Fair, a great way to get into the spirit of holiday giving while also giving back to ACHS!

In lieu of traditional, material holiday gifts, you can support ACHS' mission by giving gift memberships or donating to one of our several ongoing projects, including purchasing books for the ACHS Library, conserving grave markers, or running the Hatton Ferry, just to name a few!

Gifts begin $10, making it easy to shop for everyone on your list and stay within your holiday budget. 100% of all donations go to ACHS and the amount of your donation is not disclosed to the recipient, making this the perfect solution for co-workers, friends, or that "hard to shop" for person on your list.

Participants can enjoy light refreshments provided by event sponsors while they shop and it is easy to check-out is made easy with one simple transaction!

How it Works: Shoppers at The Paramount's Alternative Gift Fair will enter the Fair at no charge. Upon entering, shoppers will be given a "shopping list" with all of the nonprofits who are represented at the fair. They can stroll among the "booths" and talk to area nonprofits who will have information to share about their mission and current projects. As shoppers browse, they can match what charities they might support with the interests of the people on their gift list. Once complete, shoppers can check-out and pay for all gifts at once, eliminating any pressure to give to particular causes or groups at the individual booths. In fact, The Paramount's anonymous checkout eliminates multiple transactions. Charities will not know who their donors are until they receive a check from The Paramount with all of their donations and a donor list after the event. A donor may also choose to remain completely anonymous.

Shoppers may pay by cash, check, or credit card, and one hundred percent of all donations go to the designated charities. Once a gift is given, the shopper will be provided with a card to share with their gift recipient. The Fair will feature refreshments for the shoppers and nonprofits. As a gift to the nonprofit community, The Paramount absorbs all overhead costs, with the help of its generous community sponsors Virginia National Bank and Wendy and Jack Brown.

For more information visit http://www.theparamount.net/2014/3rd-annual-alternative-gift-fair/

Additional Info:
A few items on ACHS' shopping list: Support the Spirit Walk - $25; Two tickets to walking tours - $10; Photo conservation/Rip Payne Exhibit - $30; Conservation of a grave markers - $50-$100.


Oakwood Cemetery Painting Raffle


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Date: Now until December 31, 2014

Cost: $10 for 1 ticket/ $25 for 3 tickets


ACHS is selling raffle tickets for a unique oil painting of Oakwood Cemetery, by local artist, J. R. Carey. Oakwood was founded in 1864, and is one of two public cemeteries within the City of Charlottesville. Tickets are available for $10 each, or 3 tickets for $25, and can be purchased below or in person at ACHS sponsored events. Tickets will be on sale until December 31, 2014, and the winning ticket will be drawn as part of the First Night Virginia festivities.

About the Artist:
J.R. Carey began his art career when he was a child, illustrating school events and periodicals, much to the delight of early educators and headmasters. An avid traveler and yachtsman, Carey's boyhood dream was to paint historic scenes around the world in the tradition of the early masters.

Carey, a Richmond native, graduated from the Citadel, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. His drawing ability was applied to designing boats to be built by his family's longtime business. J.R. has always been drawn to history and landmarks of architectural interest, as evidenced from his childhood summers spent with grandparents visiting Virginia's magnificent plantations. He would then draw into the evening hours.
Carey developed his own signature style of realism, which has led him to accept commissions throughout Europe and America. He has painted subjects as diverse as castles, landscapes and equestrian scenes.
Fees associated with his work range from $900 for a drawing to over $15,000 for a life-size oil painting.






Oakwood Cemetery Picture Raffle






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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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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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Group Historical Walking Tours


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Date: October - April

Cost: $5.00/person (minimum $20)


Charlottesville and Albemarle County boast an unusually rich and striking history, built over a period of 250 years by 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, in which they passed their lives and view the cemeteries where they now rest by scheduling a group Historic Walking Tours with a knowledgeable ACHS guide.

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-12pm). Please note there is a $20 reservation fee; fee will be refunded in the event of inclement weather.

Please note group tours will not run the week of November 23 or December 21 or 28.

TOUR OFFERINGS:

COURT SQUARE WALKING TOUR
Join an ACHS tour guide 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 begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, located at 200 Second Street, NE Charlottesville, VA 22902.

DOWNTOWN MALL WALKING TOUR
Join an ACHS tour guide 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.

MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY TOURS
Founded in 1827, Maplewood Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Charlottesville. Take a tour of this historic cemetery and learn about the men and women interred there or take a tour to learn about the symbols on the graves and tombstones and how those symbols can tell you about the person buried beneath.

Tours begin at the cemetery entrance near the corner of Maple Street and 8th Street NE.

OAKWOOD CEMETERY TOURS
Opened in 1864, Oakwood Cemetery is one of Charlottesville's public cemeteries where remains of many area citizens now rest, both prominent and unknown. Take a tour of this fascinating cemetery to uncover the stories of these citizens or learn the significance of the gravestone symbolism in Oakwood Cemetery.

Tours begin at the cemetery entrance on Oak Street.


RIVERVIEW CEMETERY TOUR
Overlooking a dramatic bend in the Rivanna River, Riverview is the only privately-owned cemetery to lie within the boundaries of the City of Charlottesville. Within this cemetery are residents from all walks of life; from the distinguished family of a Major General of the Civil War to an unidentified traveler found on a boxcar. The grave markers in Riverview are as diverse as its inhabitants, featuring a variety of styles and symbols reminiscent of the late 19th century through present day. Take a tour of this scenic cemetery to learn the stories of those buried there or learn about the symbols on the graves.

Riverview Cemetery is located at 1701 Chesapeake St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Tours begin near the small brick building located within the cemetery.




Additional Info:
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 - 12:00 pm).




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.

Additional Info:


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