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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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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

Special Notice: Starting August 1st, the Oakwood Cemetery Tours will be replaced with the tour of Riverview Cemetery.

For tour offerings and schedule, see below. Please contact ACHS to arrange group walking tours (groups 8 or more - group tours are $5/person).






Tour Options






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:
Thursdays and Fridays: 5:30 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Sundays: 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

MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY TOURS
ACHS offers two themed tours of Maplewood Cemetery: The Interred of Maplewood and Iconography in Maplewood. 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 or learn about the symbols that mark the graves that provide insight to the person's life.
Tour begins at the entrance of Maplewood Cemetery, Maple Street at 8th street NE.

Schedule: Thursdays @ 7:00 pm / Saturdays @ 3:00 pm

To find out what tour will be presented each, please contact ACHS .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 434-296-1492.


OAKWOOD CEMETERY TOURS
ACHS offers two themed tours of Oakwood Cemetery: The Interred of Oakwood and Iconography in Oakwood. Join ACHS for a tour through Oakwood Cemeteries to learn how gravestone can be a virtual encyclopedia or learn about the lives of Charlottesville's citizens, both prominent and un-assuming who now rest in Oakwood.
Tour begins at the entrance on Oak and 1st Street S.

Schedule: Fridays @ 7:00 pm / Sundays @ 3 pm

To find out what tour will be presented each, please contact ACHS .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 434-296-1492.


RIVERVIEW CEMETERY TOURS
ACHS offers two themed tours of Riverview Cemetery: The Interred of Riverview and Iconography in Riverview. Riverview Cemetery 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. Join ACHS to uncover the stories of past residents or learn about the symbols on the graves.
The tour start will start at the entrance of Riverview Cemetery.

Schedule: Fridays @ 7:00 pm / Sundays @ 3 pm
Special Notice: Riverview Cemetery Tours will start August 1st.

To find out what tour will be presented each, please contact ACHS .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 434-296-1492.

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 - 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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