Guided history walking tours are available year-round. Contact Sterling Howell at [email protected] or (434) 296-1492 to learn more and to schedule a tour. Many of our upcoming programs will be hybrid – a combination of in-person and online. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (Now “X”), Instagram and YouTube for additional information and to watch recordings of our programs! Join our email newsletter list to receive regular program updates.
Cvillepedia is a wiki dedicated to sharing and building community knowledge and history about the people, places, and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. This site is built with the same software as Wikipedia and is a free, public, collaborative encyclopedia that anyone can edit and improve. Cvillepedia is a volunteer run project. Click HERE to become a volunteer and add to the stories we tell about the past!
Watch the video below to learn about Hatton Ferry and the work we accomplished in 2022 to preserve this one-of-a-kind historic landmark.
History is not the past.
It is the story we tell about the past.
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The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is reinventing and
reimagining the role of the historical society in the 21st Century.
Our vision is to reimagine and reinvent the role of the historical society in the twenty-first century: to be a strong civic organization that embraces, in all that we do, the diversity of our community’s history and experience, and promotes a greater understanding of our past, to enlighten the present and foster an inclusive history for future generations.
History is not the past; it is the story we tell about the past. Every person in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville has a unique and powerful story to tell. Through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of our community, we are committed to informing, inspiring, and bringing together all people, creating opportunities for new relationships and new understandings.
Our work is grounded in a belief in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect people, communities, and cultures. We value discovery, creativity, integrity, and diversity. We believe in the potential for history to enrich our lives and to create stronger relationships and more vibrant communities. We approach our work with integrity and transparency.
Our organization earned a 2022 Gold Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can view our financial details and learn about the people at our organization. Click on the gold seal for our updated #NonprofitProfile on Candid: