Virginia Canals and Navigations Society
38th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting
April 24 – 26, 2015
“Old Town” – Petersburg, Virginia
We are pleased to host this conference in partnership with FOLAR, a group dedicated to protecting the river and promoting its scenic natural beauty as well as its historical and cultural attributes.
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Full conference Registration includes (conference materials may be picked up at the Petersburg Old Town Train Station, 103 River Street (23803)
Friday Afternoon 4 PM – Tour Petersburg on your own
Friday night 7 PM – Welcome reception (light hors d’Oeurves) at the Old Town
Speaker Mr. Wayne Walton, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR), who will talk about the goals and activities of the organization.
Saturday Morning: Time TBA – FOLAR Festival, Ferndale Park, 24891 Ferndale Rd, Petersburg. (Park is also called the Appomattox Riverside Park)
****Walks on the towpath along canal, possible batteau ride on the Appomattox River Canal, canoeing/kayaking available
Afternoon: Time TBA — Auto Tour to toll locks/aqueduct and site of tidal
basin and the riverfront, ending at the train station.
Evening: 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
6:30 – 8:00 PM – Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Speaker
9:00 – 10:00 Open
Sunday AM Walk or parts of the Appomattox River trail or continue touring Petersburg
Lodging Options: There are numerous hotels/motels in the Petersburg area. The Visitors Center advised that the closer the location is to Fort Lee Army Base the more likely they will be booked by students and visitors to the base. Conference attendees shall make their own arrangements