Come Discover our History and Heritage

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society welcomes you to their website.

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is a private, non-profit educational organization (I.R.S. 501 (c) 3). The Society is a membership organization, open to all, and receives no continuing operating support from federal, state or local governments. We operate thanks to membership fees, gifts and donations, and grants from private foundations. More About Us.


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Exhibits

Current Exhibit: Revisiting the Dolly Madison Inn

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This exhibit features a brief history of the Dolly Madison Inn, as well as numerous decorative wares used by the innkeepers. Objects on display include 19th century ceramics, a painted silk fan, and a brass key. We invite visitors to enjoy the beauty of these items and learn more about this lost center of local hospitality. Learn More

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Current Exhibit: The Smartest Chap in Town: The Life and Career of Kathleen Clifford

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Born in Charlottesville in 1887, Kathleen Clifford was a multi-talented woman who would become a Vaudeville performer, film actress, and writer. Visit the exhibit in the McIntire Building to learn more about Clifford's life and career. Learn More

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Permanent Exhibit: Albemarle County Clerks of Court

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Visit the new Albemarle County Clerks of Court exhibit spotlighting county clerks since 1744. This exhibit was created by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society and is located in the Clerk's Office for permanent exhibition. Learn More

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Online Exhibit: The Great War: The War to End All Wars

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The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is pleased to announce the installation of "The Great War: The War to End All Wars". Come view artifacts from WWI as ACHS commemorates the centennial of World War I. Learn More

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