Annual Meeting of 2023

Pleases join other members of the Fluvanna Historical Society, the board, the staff, and the public on 8 October 2023 at the Court House for the annual meeting for 2023. The meeting will begin at 2:00 PM. The court house is located in the village of Palmyra, Virginia.

In addition to legally required standard business matters, the meeting will feature updates about exhibits in the Old Stone Jail and plans for the future of the society. Light refreshments will also be served.

Come and connect with neighbors, friends, local business people, and others interested in the history of Fluvanna County. Learn about current activities and plans for the future.

When: Sunday 8 October 2023 at 2:00 PM

Where: Fluvanna Country Court House, Palmyra

Flyer for 2022 annual meeting

Annual Meeting of 2022—Date change!

Given the likelihood of severe weather for 2 October, the Fluvanna Historical Society rescheduled its annual meeting. The meeting is now slated for 16 October 2022 at 2:00 PM at Dunbar Rosenwald School. Please join members of the board, the staff, and other guests interested in the history of Fluvanna county for both the official annual meeting as well as special events.

  • Horace Scruggs will present his documentary, “Reconstructed,” and the history of Fluvanna’s historically Black communities.
  • Guests and members will have the opportunity to tour the historic Dunbar Rosenwald School, including the museum of Fluvanna’s Black history.
  • Guests will be able to purchase copies of the historical society’s “Fluvanna’s Rosenwald Schools.”
  • Members and guests will be able to enjoy light refreshments.

Please note that the flyer has the revised date

Dunbar Rosenwald School
2524 Mountain Hill Road
Palmyra, VA

Sunday, 16 October 2022, at 2:00 PM.

A volunteer operates a spinning wheel on Second Sundays

Second Sundays

These history-and-art-based street festivals are held the second Sunday of each month, June through September, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. The season has ended for 2022; the season will resume in June of 2023. The historic Village of Palmyra, with the Old Stone Jail Museum, historic Courthouse, and historical society archives at Maggie’s House are always the central feature of these events. Tours are offered of the Old Stone Jail Museum and historic Courthouse, and a walking tour of the Village of Palmyra is available as well. Local artists and craftspeople are there with a variety of creative offerings for visitors to purchase. Volunteer genealogists are at Maggie’s House, to help people with their family research. Nearby, Holland Page Place Museum – our 1865 agricultural log cabin – is also open for tours.

There is also always a focus on a second site in the county. In the past, such sites have included the Town of Columbia, the churches at Wilmington, and heritage craft and life demonstrations at Holland Page Place Museum.

Monacan Millennium lecture by Jeffrey Hantman

Fluvanna History in Print: A Book Lecture Series

The Society hosts a periodic series of book lectures on topics related to Fluvanna history. Recent lectures have included Carlos Santos on his book, Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson’s Struggle to Save the University that Changed America; Jeffrey L. Hantman on his book Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People; and Jack Trammell on his recent publication, “The Richmond Slave Trade: The Economic Backbone of the Old Dominion.” These lectures are free to the public, but as always, donations are welcome.

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