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August 2019

17th, 18th, and 19th Century Silver: An Exhibit

August 21, 2019 - December 28, 2019
History Gallery at the R.R.Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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free and open to the public

ACHS presents Silver, an exhibit curated by Scott Ballin, a frequent curator of Society exhibits.  Silver’s theme features silver from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, combining both history and art. The silver objects created during these periods were handmade and demonstrated superior craftsmanship. Silver in this period reflected not only the simplicity of times in American history, but also brought an elaborate social sophistication to the development of the young country. Dining was both social and political and…

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September 2019

Washington D.C. Bus Trip–The Path to Civil Rights: The Struggles of Women and African Americans

September 23, 2019
National Archives and Museum of African-American History and Culture

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and the Augusta County Historical Society are co-sponsoring a Washington D.C. bus trip  A morning tour at the United States National Archives includes a tour of the exhibition entitled, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. This exhibit will feature photographs, documents, and memorabilia on the theme of women’s suffrage. An afternoon stop at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture will enthrall all who watched this amazing museum take shape. (Initially, waiting lists to…

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GIGANTIC YARD SALE TO BENEFIT ACHS

September 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
YARD, 853 OLD GREENVILLE ROAD
STAUNTON, VA 24401 United States
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Books, Books, Books!! Furniture of all sorts!! DVDs!! Sporting Equipment!! Household Goods!! Tools!! Yard Equipment!! All proceeds benefit the Augusta County Historical Society

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November 2019

BOOK TALK BY GREGORY SMITHERS

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Avenue
Staunton, VA
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Free and open to the public

Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal book talk by Gregory D. Smithers Dr. Gregory D. Smithers, professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and award-winning historian, will discuss his latest book, Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal, a sweeping narrative of American Indian history in the Southeast from the time before European colonization to the Trail of Tears and beyond. The event is free and open to the public. Following the event, the Augusta County Historical…

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ACHS FALL MEETING

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
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free and open to the public

Historian Sam Biggers will present The Gravel Wall Building Craze in Augusta County at the Fall Meeting. His talk will focus on this unique Augusta County building material that was popular during the second half of the 19th century. Used in both commercial and residential structures, the technique featured a mixture of sand, pebbles, lime and water to construct the outer shell of buildings. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served immediately following the meeting.

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ACHS FALL MEETING

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
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FREE AND OPEN TO TO THE PUBLIC

Architectural historian Sam Biggers will present The Gravel Wall Building Craze in Augusta County Biggers documented about 50 of these 19th-century buildings, constructed with poured cement slurry walls, for his master’s thesis. A short business meeting will precede the featured presentation. Light refreshments will follow the program. This event is free and open to the public. 

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October 2020

24th Annual Augusta Historical Society Banquet

October 19, 2020

  Dr. George C. Rable  Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War? (A look at how Americans interpreted the causes and course of the Civil War through the lens of religious faith.) Dr. George C. Rable is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama  and the author of God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War. University of North Carolina Press. VIRTUAL EVENT Consider becoming…

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April 2021

Music & Miniatures of Note in the Valley

April 23 - September 6
History Gallery at the R.R.Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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An exhibit featuring the whimsical pairing of the region’s musical story with miniature scenes from the Valley’s past. ACHS History Gallery in the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art 20 S. New St., downtown Staunton Free & open to the public exhibit hours: W-F 1-4 p.m., Saturday 10-4. Watch for special events associated with this exhibit throughout the summer.

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June 2021

Painters & Printers Exhibit

June 7 - August 22
The Wayne Theatre, 521 W Main St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980 United States
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Last year’s popular exhibit featuring Waynesboro artists Charles Smith and George Speck has moved to the upstairs exhibit gallery at the Wayne Theatre on Main Street in Waynesboro. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is open to ticketholders at any event one hour before and during all performances. If you missed seeing the work of these two amazing artists during the pandemic or you enjoyed seeing their art so much that you…

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Painters & Printers Opening Reception

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wayne Theatre, 521 W Main St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980 United States
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