VC&NS - Upcoming EventsApr25Fri20145:00 PM VC&NS 2014 Conference & Annual Business Meeting @ Paxton HouseVC&NS 2014 Conference & Annual B… @ Paxton HouseApr 25 @ 5:00 PM – Apr 27 @ 12:00 PM2014 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 [...]May4Sun20141:00 PM JRBF – SPRING MEETING @ The Tavern on The JamesJRBF – SPRING MEETING @ The Tavern on The JamesMay 4 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMThe Spring Meeting of the James River Batteau Festival will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the Tavern of the James in Scottsville, [...]Jun14Sat201411:00 AM JRBF – Start – Saturday June 14, 2014 @ Lynchburg - Percival's IslandJRBF – Start – Saturday June 14,… @ Lynchburg - Percival's IslandJun 14 @ 11:00 AMThe Launch of the 2014 James River Batteau Festival will be from Percival’s Island at 11:00 AM. View Percival’s Island – James River Batteau Festival [...]4:00 PM JRBF – Saturday June 14, 2014 @ Galt's MillJRBF – Saturday June 14, 2014 @ Galt's MillJun 14 @ 4:00 PM – 9:45 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite at Galt’s Mill for 2014 is scheduled to be the same as prior years. View Galt’s Mill site – [...]Jun15Sun20144:00 PM JRBF – Sunday June 15th, 2014 @ Bent CreekJRBF – Sunday June 15th, 2014 @ Bent CreekJun 15 @ 4:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Sunday June 15th, 2014 will be at Bent Creek. View Bent Creek Site – James River Batteau Festival [...]Jun16Mon2014Jun17Tue20144:00 PM JRBF – Tuesday June 17th, 2014 @ HowardsvilleJRBF – Tuesday June 17th, 2014 @ HowardsvilleJun 17 @ 4:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Tuesday June 17th, 2014 will be at Howardsville. Please note that this site is owned by Mr. Jimmy [...]Jun18Wed20144:00 PM JRBF – Wednesday June 18th, 2014 @ ScottsvilleJRBF – Wednesday June 18th, 2014 @ ScottsvilleJun 18 @ 4:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Wednesday June 18th, 2014 will be at Scottsville. Camping is available behind the old School, same as in [...]Jun19Thu20144:00 PM JRBF – Thursday June 19th, 2014 @ Slate RiverJRBF – Thursday June 19th, 2014 @ Slate RiverJun 19 @ 4:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival tentative campsite for Thursday June 19th, 2014 will be at Slate River. There is a possibility that the location may [...]Jun20Fri20144:00 PM JRBF – Friday June 20th, 2014 @ CartersvilleJRBF – Friday June 20th, 2014 @ CartersvilleJun 20 @ 4:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival campsite for Friday June 20th, 2014 will be at Cartersville. View Cartersville Site – James River Batteau Festival in a [...]Jun21Sat20144:00 PM JRBF – Saturday June 21st 2014 @ Maiden's LandingJRBF – Saturday June 21st 2014 @ Maiden's LandingJun 21 @ 4:00 PMThe James River Batteau Festival will end on Saturday June 21st, 2014 at Maiden’s Landing. View Maiden’s Landing Site – James River Batteau Festival in [...]
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The Annual Meeting of the VC&NS was held April 27th, 2013. The photos above are from Sat. Night. More information to come on this event.
The Marshall Expedition DVD is now available on our online store. The price is $20 plus tax and shipping. This is a must have. We have a limited quantity of 10 copies to start and will order more if we … Continue reading
I found a nice video online of someone jogging from downtown Richmond up to Maymont Park. The video is a little choppy but it’s worth taking a look at. Enjoy.
After 35 successful years as a nonprofit organization researching, educating, and advocating for Virginia canals, batteaux and other historic watercraft, the Virginia Canals and Navigations Society is ready to settle down and display Virginia’s rich cultural waterway heritage. As the only nonprofit organization in … Continue reading
Photos by Doug Berry The first public showing of the documentary film about the Marshall expedition was held at “Mason’s Field”, overlooking the James River in sight of Rusen’s Dam on November 10th, 2012. Upon arriving around 7:00 for the … Continue reading
To all those interested in the future of Richmond’s historic canal: The attached letter is from Mr. D.J. Ballinger, president of the international canal organization Inland Waterways International, containing a resolution of support for the preservation and wise use of … Continue reading
Another aspect of the historical significance of the site of Venture Richmond’s proposed amphitheater is the narrow gauge railroad tracks that are on the towpath of the south bank of the canal. This railroad track probably connected Tredegar Iron Works … Continue reading
The Channel 8 reporter is interested in getting to the bottom of the demolition of the 150 feet of canal wall on city property. She has done three stories so far. Jennifer had some excellent quotes. http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7869757&autostart=true http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7873928&autostart=true http://www.wric.com/global/Category.asp?c=190525&clipId=7878963&autostart=true The … Continue reading
The VC&NS has received an invitation for members to attend the dedication of an interpretive mile marker sign on the Dismal Swamp Canal in honor of Mrs. Penny Leary-Smith for her dedication to the promotion of the Dismal Swamp, Dismal Swamp … Continue reading
Richmond, VA: The Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association (OHNA) acknowledges to Venture Richmond that OHNA made an incorrect assumption that Venture Richmond would be aware of bulldozers and construction crews operating on their own property, and therefore made the erroneous statement … Continue reading