Christmas Shoppe Friday, November 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. During the month of December. Located in the Jackson Building - corner of Church and Virginia Streets.

Baked goods, wreaths, bows, jellies,  pickles, books, gifts, and more!

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Annual Open Meeting - Rescheduled
 
 The Amelia County Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 16, at 3 p.m. We will meet at the Jackson Building (corner of Virginia and Church Streets) in the Museum area. The regular board meeting will follow.  The Annual Meeting is open to the public and general membership as this is the time for members to be included in the nominating process. It is also a great opportunity for non-members to join the Society and learn about its important work.  Please join us! You may call the office (5613180) for details.

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Art Show Date Change
 
 The Amelia County Historical Society wants to alert you to a change in our schedule for our annual Art Show. We have revised our calendar and will now hold the Art Show next year in conjunction with the Amelia Day Celebration on May 11, 2019.  Our program will follow existing guidelines, with the reception on Friday night, May 10, for Society members and the participating artists. Subsequently, the Art Show will be open to the public beginning Saturday, May 11, and run through the next Saturday, May 18. A more detailed schedule will be published later.  We will also be in the same location as last year—the Conference Room of the County’s Administration Building, 16360 Dunn Street. 

 

OPEN HOUSE  - Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Amelia County Historical Society invites patrons of county history and the general public to attend its Saturday, September 15, 2018, open house in commemoration of the group’s sixtieth anniversary.  The event, which will occur from 1-3 p.m. at the Jackson Building at 16501 Court Street in the Court House village, will feature county artifacts and memorabilia on hand from the period since the Society’s 1958 inception, as well as guides knowledgeable in the museum’s exhibits.  Among these are Civil War, World War I/II, and Amelia veterans displays, county rocks and minerals, Native American artifacts, medical instruments, and other showcased items of local civic history.  Visitors and guest may also find maps, books, collections, posters, and other documentation of interest.  The Society will serve light refreshments.

The Amelia County Historical Society, whose founder and organizer was Amelia native Henry Edmund Jackson, had its genesis with the court order of Judge J. Garland Jefferson, Jr., recorded on June 9, 1958, in County Court Order Book No. 13.  The order set out the enduring mission of the society for the citizens of of Amelia County and authorized a shelf for historical artifacts and documents in the County Clerk’s Office for its purposes.  Originally called the “Jefferson Historical Collection,” the organization’s name was changed to the Amelia Historical Collection at the Judge Jefferson’s request.  Later name iterations included “Amelia Historical Society” and today’s appellation, as the Society grew into its present, expanded location..

The mission of the Amelia County Historical Society is to “discover, procure, and preserve,” significant data and artifacts pertaining to the county’s architectural, civic, literary, and natural histories, and “to use this material to serve the people of Amelia County in study and research” (quotations from the original).  The Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation led by a Board of Directors. It also contributes to other public service activities for the betterment of the Amelia community. 

Persons desiring to attend the open-house are encouraged to RSVP at (804) 561-3180, or email at ameliahistoricalsociety@tds.net no later than September 10th.  The Society is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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2.   Historic Namozine Church

Historical Namozine Church Service, Sunday April 29th, 3:00pm, at Namozine/Mill Quarter intersection (Rts. 708/622), Episcopal Rev. Malone presiding. Presented by Amelia County Historical Society. Public invited."