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 1. 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."