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Purchase Your 20th Annual Spirit Walk Tickets!


Location: Oakwood Cemetery & Court Square - Charlottesville, VA

Date: October 24th - 26th

Cost: $12 for adults, $8 for children 10 and under (please call the 434-296-1492 for inquires for large group discounts)


Spirit Walk Tickets go on sale September 15!

As the air begins to cool and the trees shed their leaves, the spirits of former citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County gather one last time before consigning themselves to the earth for the long, cold winter. Join the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society on its 20th Annual Spirit Walk to meet these memorable residents from our community's past. Come learn their stories as they are vividly brought to life before you.

On Friday, October 24th, and Sunday, October 26th, meet former residents who now rest in Charlottesville's Oakwood Cemetery. Officially opened in 1864, Oakwood houses the remains of many citizens, both well-known and long-forgotten.

Step back in time as you are guided through Charlottesville's historic Court Square on Saturday, October 25th. Included in this tour is the courtroom trial of Stuart Bailey who was accused of killing his brother-in-law, City Treasurer John Walters. During our Saturday night Spirit Walk Whole Foods Market, Inc. will be providing hot cider to tour goers. Please note this tour starts at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Building

Dates/Times:
Friday, October 24th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)
Saturday, October 25th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (Court Square)
Sunday, October 26th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Oakwood Cemetery)


Tours depart every 15 minutes and last approximately 1.25 hrs. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights to Oakwood Cemetery.

Tickets can be purchased below or by phone at (434) 296-1492. Large groups are encouraged to make reservations by phone. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Online ticket sales will close the day of the event at noon. Please note no refunds will be given

If you have questions, please email Caroline Ross at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


To purchase your tickets, please click below on the date you wish to attend. You will be taken to the Eventbrite website to purchase your tickets.

Eventbrite - 20th Annual Spirit Walk - Oakwood Cemetery (10/24/2014)

Eventbrite - 20th Annual Spirit Walk - Court Square (10/25/2014)

Eventbrite - 20th Annual Spirit Walk - Oakwood Cemetery (10/26/2014)

Additional Info:
The Spirit Walk is a fundraiser that supports the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to promote an appreciation of local history so that the past may shed light on the present and the future.

Map:

Oakwood Cemetery tours will begin at the entrance on Oak Street.

Court Square tours will begin at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, 200 Second St. NE Charlottesville, VA 22902.


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ACHS would like to thank Whole Foods Market, Inc. for supporting the Spirit Walk on Saturday, October 25.

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ACHS would like to thank The Fresh Market for supporting the Spirit Walk on Friday, October 24.

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 beautiful 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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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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