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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


Preservation Award


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Date: Deadline: September 29, 2015

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 2014 and July 2015.
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 29, 2015, 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 6, 2015

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 6, 2015, 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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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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