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Hatton Ferry Opening Day Picnic


Location: 10120 Hatton Ferry Road, Scottsville, Virginia.

Date: Saturday, April 19th - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost: $10 advance purchase/ $12 at event


This will be the fifth year the ferry has been run by the non-profit Hatton Ferry after VDOT decided to end their association with the ferry. The operation of the ferry relies solely on donations given to ride the ferry and from the kind generosity of other supporters.

In an effort to raise the much needed funds, the Hatton Ferry committee will be sponsoring a picnic on opening day, April 19th, from 11 am -2 pm. The meal will consist of stew, salad and a beverage (hot dogs will also be available). Starting at 12pm, the Central Virginia Blues will perform. The ferry committee will unveil a new exhibit at 1pm on the history of the ferry, the James River and river transportation. This exhibit will replace one that was installed by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society in 1986.

Advance tickets are $10 and $12 at the event. Tickets may be purchased by clinking on the "Add to Cart" button below. NO REFUNDS

For more information, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The Hatton Ferry is the last poled operated ferry in America. America moved west on these ferries and it is only fitting that the last one is still working on America's River, the birth place of the first permanent English settlement, Jamestown on the James River. The ferry has crossed the river for over 140 years. It has carried farm products, the mail and vehicles both horse drawn and motorized from Buckingham County to Albemarle County and back. This is living history worth saving for future generations.


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 time when be listed. Please select your choice of tour and bring you receipt with you. NO REFUNDS

For tour offerings and schedule, see below. Please contact ACHS to arrange group walking tours (groups 8 +).

COURT SQUARE WALKING TOUR
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:
Thursday and Fridays: 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm








DOWNTOWN MALL WALKING TOUR

The 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 11:00 am







THE INTERRED of CHARLOTTESVILLE'S CEMETERIES

Maplewood Cemetery Tour: Take a tour of Charlottesville's oldest public cemetery and learn about the residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County who now call Maplewood Cemetery home.Tour begins at the entrance of Maplewood Cemetery, Maple Street at 8th street NE.
Schedule: Thursdays (starting April 17th) at 7:00 pm/ Saturdays (starting May 4) at 3:00 pm

Oakwood Cemetery Tour: Take a tour of Oakwood Cemetery and learn about the remains of Charlottesville's citizens, both prominent and unknown. Tour begins at the entrance on Oak and 1st Street S.
Schedule: Fridays (starting April 18th) at 7:00 pm








ICONOGRAPHY in CHARLOTTESVILLE'S CEMETERIES
Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. Engravings on tombstones, mausoleums and memorials tell us just about everything there is to know about a person- date of birth and death as well as religion, ethnicity, occupation, community interests, and much more. Join ACHS for a tour through two of Charlottesville's cemeteries, Maplewood and Oakwood Cemeteries, to learn about the language of cemetery symbols. Maplewood Cemetery Tour begins at the entrance of Maplewood Cemetery, Maple Street at 8th street NE. Oakwood Cemetery Tour begins at the entrance on Oak and 1st Street S.

Schedule:
Maplewood Cemetery Tour: Saturdays, April 12th, 19th and 26th at 3:00 pm
Oakwood Cemetery Tour: Sundays, April 13th, 20th and 27th at 3:00 pm







Maplewood Cemetery Map

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Oakwood 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. 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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Hatton Ferry Closed for the Season


Location: Scottsville

Date: Until mid-April

The Hatton Ferry closed beginning October 31st. It will reopen sometime in mid-April. We thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Ferry.

Please send donations to:
Hatton Ferry Fund
P.O. Box 321
Scottsville Virginia 24590
Your contribution is tax-deductible; the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is a 501 ( c )(3) organization. The funds will be used for keeping the Hatton Ferry open for use by the public.