Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County

Historian, Speaker,
Guide, Cartographer
Wednesday, Sept. 21 – 6 p.m. – THE SENIOR CENTER, INC.  of Charlottesville starts up a brand new 5-session history class presented by award-winning historian Rick Britton“A New Beginning: Tales of Post Civil War Albemarle County.” It’s the perfect class for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper! The Civil War’s end plunged Albemarle County into a political, economic, and social abyss. It also meant freedom to over 13,000 local residents. Thanks to emancipation, a number of Black Baptist churches were established and several local African Americans rose to prominence. Technology and more railroads modernized the county. One of Albemarle’s manufacturing firms gained a national reputation for excellence. In the century’s final years Charlottesville became a city, Mr. Jefferson’s gorgeous Rotunda was gutted by fire, and one of Albemarle’s own was named the nation’s “most beautiful blonde.” Join us for this fabulous new lecture class!  

• Wed., Sept. 21 - 6:oo pm – A New Beginning: Albemarle in the Late 1800s
• Thurs., Sept. 29 - 6:oo pm – A Choir of the Whole: Albemarle’s Black Baptist Churches 
• Thurs., Oct. 6 - 6:oo pm – Clothing a Nation: The Charlottesville Woolen Mills  
• Thurs., Oct. 13 - 6:oo pm – Educating the Poor: The Samuel Miller Story
• Thurs., Oct. 20 - 6:oo pm – Maud Coleman Woods: America’s Most Beautiful Blonde  

The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. 6:00–7:00 p.m. Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00. To register, or for more information, call the Senior Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538 or e-mail

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