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Rivanna History Day – March 26th, 2016

VC&NS Past President, Mr. Brian Coffield would like to invite everyone to come and see the wonderful exhibits for the Rivanna History Day at Pleasant Grove, in Fluvanna, County, Virginia. Click here to download full size flyer that you may … Continue reading

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VCNS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016 – “Come home to Lynchburg” – April 22 – 24, 2016

240 years of Poling …. and still going strong! Our VC&NS President, Gail Timberlake, encourages all members to “Come home to Lynchburg” this year! Special Feature of this year’s conference is the Swift Water Safety Training on the James. Click … Continue reading

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Crossing the Dan – Saturday Feb. 13th Activities at the Prizery, South Boston, VA.

The Crossing of the Dan festivities for the Saturday portion of the weeklong event: See page with slideshow and description of the event by Holt Messerly. Please note that photo prints are available for purchase online.

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Crossing of the Dan

. . . a turning point in the American Revolution See Calendar of Events posting for more information: _______________________________________________________ Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m. Celebrate the 235th Anniversary of the Crossing of the Dan River Chastain Theatre, The Prizery, and … Continue reading

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Scottsville’s Old Canal Warehouse – Meeting to be held January 30th regarding restoration.

“The Building Tells Us What To Do,” January 30th, 2016 Presented by the Scottsville Museum and the Town of Scottsville’s Architectural Review Board. Admission is free! We hope to see you there! What’s happening at the Canal Warehouse? Join us … Continue reading

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VCNS 2015 Annual Meeting held at the Old Train Station in Petersburg

The 2015 annual meeting of the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society was held at the old train station. The business meeting was held by outgoing President Brian Coffield. Gail Timberlake was elected the new President. Roger Nelson is the new … Continue reading

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Ferndale Park by the Appomattox River – 2015 Annual Conference Weekend event:

The Batteau “Fine Creek Mill” was parked by Ferndale Park beside the Appomattox River near Matoaca. The rain was getting stronger as the day went on, however, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) made the best of the … Continue reading

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VCNS 2015 Annual Conference Kicks off at the Petersburg Train Station

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) presented a very nice slide show describing the many many awesome bridges, trails and parks they have been involved in. They have raised a lot of money from many donors and made many … Continue reading

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