Crossing of the Dan

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 at site of Boyd’s Ferry (Riverside Exhibit Area) Agenda Greetings and Presentation of Wreaths (Chastain Theatre, The Prizery)     Local officials, representatives of local and other chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution  Recognition of the 6th Grade Essay Contest Winner Speaker: Janet Uhlar    Author, lecturer and screenplay writer Topic: Freedom’s Cost: The Story of Nathaneal Greene (For more information about the speaker, click on the “Visit” section of the website.) Procession to the Crossing Site/Riverside Exhibit    Weather permitting, guests may walk to…
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Scottsville’s Old Canal Warehouse – Meeting to be held January 30th regarding restoration.

Canal Building Restoration
[caption id="attachment_14491" align="aligncenter" width="516"] Scottsville, VA - Old Canal Warehouse, ca. 1925-1930[/caption] "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 on Saturday, January 30th, at 2 p.m. when Walter Neighbors and his crew will put on a demonstration of the techniques and tools they are using to restore this historic building in Scottsville. The program will be held at the old Dollar Store on Valley Street in Scottsville. Entitled "The Building Tells Us What To Do," the presentation will discuss the processes of finding and working with traditional tools and materials. The program is sponsored by the Scottsville…
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VCNS 2015 Annual Meeting held at the Old Train Station in Petersburg

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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 Vice President. The revised Bylaws passed. The food was catered by Karen Murphy and was very good. The nights speaker talked about the Revolutionary war and the battle that occurred at the Appomattox River beside where the meeting took place. The 2015 conference ended well and on Sunday some attendees may tour Petersburg on their own if they wish.
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Ferndale Park by the Appomattox River – 2015 Annual Conference Weekend event:

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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 situation. FOLAR had food vendors and many different river groups set up beside the pond behind the pavilion building. They even had a nice buggy with seats pulled by an ATV giving rides down the 1.5 mile towpath. The canal had a good amount of water in it. The bridge leading from the park across the canal to the tow-path was named after Nancy Trout! A musical group made up of men from the area played civil war style music which was very very nice!
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