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.


Programs and Events

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Historical Walking Tours

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Learn about Charlottesville and Albemarle County on one of ACHS Historical Walking Tours. Learn More

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1857 Memorial Fund Award

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An award of up to $500 for an outstanding student or faculty essay on the history of the Albemarle and Charlottesville region. Follow this link to fill out your Application for the 1857 Memorial Fund Award. Learn More

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Moore Fund Award

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Applications for the Moore Fund Award are open now through November 1, 2012. More information follows. Learn More

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Announcements

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Come see the travelling exhibit - Strong Men and Women in Virginia History

Date: April 28 - June 7 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm (M-F) and 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Saturdays)
The Library of Virginia with support from Dominion present Strong Men & Women in Virginia History. Come learn about eight distinguished African Americans from Virginia's history and present as the Library of Virginia and Dominion honors their contributions to the state, nation, or their professions. Learn More

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Hatton Ferry beginning seasonal operation April 19th

Date: April 19th - October: Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00pm
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Exhibits

Current 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 learn about the roles that Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia played as ACHS commemorates the centennial of World War I. Learn More

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Current Exhibit: A Sunny Southerner: The Life and Writings of Julia Magruder

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Researched and written by Margaret L. Freeman, with design by Margaret L. Freeman and Keri Matthews, the exhibit explores the life and literary works of Charlottesville, Virginia native, Julia Magruder -- an internationally famous author of the late nineteenth century, whose legacy has been largely forgotten. Magruder's life and writings offer a view of the complex world of the post-Civil War South from the vantage point of a New Woman of the New South. Learn More

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Current Exhibit: Queen Charlotte

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Created by Keri Matthews, this exhibit explores the life and legacy of our fair city's namesake, Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The exhibit is currently housed at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Learn More

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