The Nelson County Historical Society is developing a series of programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the events of August 19-20 due to Hurricane Camille and the resulting loss of life and property. The series of programs will begin with the Society’s annual meeting on April 7, 2019 and conclude with a memorial event on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
In addition to the planned programs, two projects are underway to memorialize the victims and to document this important event in Nelson County’s history for visitors and future generations: a new book of photos titled Commemorating Camille and an update of the existing Camille exhibits at the Oakland Museum. Exhibit updates will include an animated video ‘fly over’ of some of the affected areas, an outdoor panel on Camille, and new displays on Camille’s impact.
The Nelson County Historical Society, a non-profit organization, is supported through the work of volunteers and donations. Therefore, the Society is soliciting sponsorships to assist in accomplishing these two projects. You can help support the publication of Commemorating Camille and the Camille exhibit enhancements by becoming a “In Memory of the Victims of Camille” sponsor at one of the following levels:
- Bronze - $100
- Silver - $250
- Gold - $500
- Platinum - $1000
All sponsorships will receive a hardcover copy of Commemorating Camille with their name included in the list of sponsors by level at the back of the book. Silver, Gold, and Platinum level sponsors will also be recognized on a plaque in, or near, the Camille exhibit at Oakland.
We hope that you will consider supporting the Society’s efforts to remember the victims of Hurricane Camille and to record this important event in Nelson County’s history.