The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society was founded as a membership organization eight decades ago with community members uniting in a shared commitment to explore our history and to share what they learned. Membership is a statement of dedication to support our important work of collecting, preserving, and interpreting our history. As a member you receive our annual scholarly magazine, regular newsletters and updates, and access to all our programs, activities, and events. You make our Vision and Mission possible. Join us. Any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you!
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the online form to become a Member of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, set at $45.00 per year. If you are interested in also giving a donation online that is more or less than that amount, you can visit our Support page right now. Click here.