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April 2016

Oakland Museum – Opening for 2016 – Special Exhibit Honoring Earl Hamner

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oakland Museum,
5365 Thomas Nelson Highway
Arrington, VA 22922 United States
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  Oakland Museum will open on Saturday, April 9, 10-4. The opening will feature a temporary special exhibit remembering Earl Hamner with memorabilia made available by the Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College. Later in April a temporary exhibit of Burgess postcards of scenes of Nelson County communities from the early 1900s will be on display. A dvd of the Karenne Wood presentation on Monacan Indian History will be available in the Oakland gift shop for $5. Oakland Museum -Open - Saturdays…

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May 2016

Burgess Postcard Day at Oakland Museum

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oakland Museum,
5365 Thomas Nelson Highway
Arrington, VA 22922 United States
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Saturday - May 14th - 10am-4pm - Oakland Museum W.E. Burgess Postcard Display   Oakland Museum will unveil on Saturday, May 14, a new temporary exhibit featuring hand-colored postcards showing scenes of Nelson County in the early 20th century taken by W.E. Burgess of Scottsville. No charge -donations are welcome - come and bring a friend. J. Tracy Walker III of Charlottesville, a collector and cataloguer of Burgess’s photographs will be showing his collection of 85 originals beginning at 11…

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June 2016

“Remembering Massies Mill”

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Massies Mill Presbyterian Church,
2281 Crabtree Falls Hwy
Massies Mill, VA 22954 United States
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"Remembering Massies Mill, VA" The Nelson County Historical Society will host a special program entitled “Remembering Massies Mill” on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. in the Massies Mill Presbyterian Church. The program will feature a slide presentation and personal reminiscences of the people, dwellings, businesses, industries, churches and schools of Massies Mill from its heyday in the early 20th century to the 1950s. The program is open without charge to the public. The program will be especially interesting to…

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August 2016

Hurricane Camille Commemoration Program – Davis Creek

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nelson United Methodist Church,
5239 Thomas Nelson Hwy.
Arrington, VA 22922 United States
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Davis Creek Focus of Annual Camille Commemoration The devastation brought by Hurricane Camille in 1969 to the Davis Creek community will be the focus of the Nelson County Historical Society’s annual commemoration to be held Saturday, Aug. 20 beginning at 2 p.m. at Nelson United Methodist Church. Debbie Harvey, who lived on Davis Creek at the time of the flood, will introduce a new video of interviews with eight people who either lived on Davis Creek or had relatives there,…

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October 2016

Wintergreen Resort History and Book Signing

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nelson Memorial Library,
8521 Thomas Nelson Highway
Lovingston, 22949 United States
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  Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author.

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December 2016

Oakland Museum Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nelson County Historical Society,
Lovingston, VA 22949 United States
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Oakland Museum decorated for the holidays Tye River Elementary School students sing at 11:00 am and maybe an appearance from Santa Enjoy cookies and punch Shop for unique Nelson County gifts or give a gift membership to the Society New to the bookstore - W. E. Burgess photographs on note cards of Nelson County villages and building Tour the museum exhibits

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Oakland Museum – Spring Opening

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Nelson County Historical Society,
Lovingston, VA 22949 United States
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During the winter months of January, February and March the Oakland Museum was closed - Spring Opening April 22nd - Saturday - 10 am.  If you need any items to purchase from the gift shop - contact nchsva@gmail.com or call the phone number at Oakland Museum - 434-263-8400.  Messages will be checked periodically.

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March 2017

Nelson County Historical Society Annual Meeting – Tom Burford Speaker

March 19 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Nelson Center,
Thomas Nelson Hwy.
Lovingston, VA 22949 United States
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Program Speaker:  Tom Burford - expert apple authority know as "Professor Apple" will present the program  -"Historical Development of Orchards and Vineyards on the East Face of the Blue Ridge" Everyone welcome and come and bring a friend.                           Tom Burford

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May 2017
$15.00

Nelson County Historical Homes and Properties Tour

May 6 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Faber/Schuyler area,
VA 22969 United States
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 Properties are located in the Faber and Schuyler Communities The Society will offer a diverse tour with interesting sites in northeastern Nelson County that includes: a home with Civil War history (Rock Spring Home - photo below); a beautiful garden developed around a soapstone quarry (Quarry Gardens); the boyhood home of the creator of The Waltons (The Hamner House),; a Gothic ivy-covered stone church (Rehoboth Mennonite Church), and a former community hospital(The Gathering).  For complete brochure click here:  Home tour…

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June 2017

Lewis and Clark Program at DelFosse Vineyards

June 11 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Delfosse Vineyards and Winery,
500 DelFosse Winery Ln.
Faber, VA 22933 United States
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  The Nelson County Historical Society will hold a special program on  Thomas Jefferson and the Lewis and Clark expedition on Sunday, June 11, beginning at 2 p.m. on the porch and patio of an 1870 log cabin at DelFosse Vineyards & Winery. Heather Riser, Board president of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center in Charlottesville and Alexandria Searls, Executive Director, will be the featured presenters.     The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center focuses on the historic expedition as a gateway…

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