VCNS 2016 Annual Conference off to great start at Batteau House!

The 2016 annual conference for the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society kicked off on Friday April 22, 2016 at “Batteau House”, which is the new home for the VCNS.

Dr. Bill Trout was showing off some of the many many artifacts, batteau and canal things on display all over the house.

Gail Timberlake, VCNS President, made introductions before Holt Messerly presented a slideshow for the year in review. Before the main slideshow Holt showed a few shorter sections of photos as a preview. The slides of the Clifton Lee Batteau out of control were especially popular with the group! Who could resist wanting to watch Lisa B. hit a rock at 7-islands and see the look on her face!

The food was great and everyone had a good time.

Saturday, JRBF members will attend a safety class  by the river and some VCNS members are going on a road tour of some canal sites in Lynchburg, led by Dr Bill Trout.

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