2014 VC&NS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORMS NOW ONLINE.
Members of the VC&NS were mailed proxy and registration forms last week.
Anyone can attend the event, while only members may vote via proxy.
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Please note that a registration form must be mailed to Philip de Vos at the address on the registration form whether you pay via check or online via PayPal, Credit or Debit card.
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The Paxton House, located in, Buena Vista, Virginia.
The 2014 VC&NS Annual Meeting & Canal Conference
is scheduled for April 25-27, 2014 at the Glen Maury Park
In Buena Vista, Virginia at the Paxton House.
The batteau “Slate River” passes beautiful Spiller Guard Lock on the Maury River, Spring 2013.
Virginia’s canal preservation organization, the Virginia Canals & Navigations society sets Annual Conference, an exciting weekend on the Maury River with a wide variety of activities open to the public
A very memorable conference is just ahead April 25-27 2014. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the most concentrated display of “canal works of art” in the Old Dominion.
We’ll begin with an archaeological dig on VMI Island conducted by W&L. This was a busy port beginning with the batteau era, known as Jordan’s Point. Students will be uncovering artifacts from the nineteenth century industry foundations there. Later eat hearty at a nearby restaurant, then attend our informative discussion on Virginia’s Scenic Rivers and Water Trails Friday evening.
Saturday We’ll raft the Maury below Lexington on our way to Buena Vista, stopping to study the impressive locks of the “North River Navigation” along the way. That night the exquisite Paxton House hosts our banquet and related activities. Built by farmer, businessman and batteau captain Elisha Paxton; and boyhood home of General Elisha F. “Bull” Paxton it has great historic significance. We’re also fortunate to have the convenient camping facilities of Glen Maury Park.
The Batteau “Slate River” passes Goose Neck Dam on the Maury River, Spring 2013.
On Sunday, river permitting, we hope to follow the progress of batteau “Slate River” on the white waters below Buena Vista; enjoying the splendid locks along River road. Otherwise we’ll have a more leisurely tour of canal treasures with a stop in Glasgow for the Frank Padget monument, Glasgow’s new park and the overlook of Balcony Falls.
Planning continues, with updates to be posted here. Don’t miss the Maury in 2014!
And yes, your assistance will be appreciated, Contact Philip de Vos at <email@example.com>.