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,… Continue reading VCNS 2016 Annual Conference off to great start at Batteau House!

Swiftwater Rescue Class to be held during the VC&NS Annual Conference Weekend, April, 23, 2016.

On Saturday April 23, 2016 The James River Batteau Festival will be represented by Chairman Andrew Shaw. A Swiftwater Rescue Class will be held near Lynchburg, VA led by Andrew and others. Many Batteau groups will be attending for hands on safety training by/in the river. Be sure to get a wetsuit that fits or… Continue reading Swiftwater Rescue Class to be held during the VC&NS Annual Conference Weekend, April, 23, 2016.

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… Continue reading Crossing of the Dan

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 on Saturday, January 30th, at 2 p.m. when Walter Neighbors and his crew will put… Continue reading Scottsville’s Old Canal Warehouse – Meeting to be held January 30th regarding restoration.

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 Vice President. The revised Bylaws passed. The food was catered by Karen Murphy and was… Continue reading VCNS 2015 Annual Meeting held at the Old Train Station in Petersburg

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 situation. FOLAR had food vendors and many different river groups set up beside the pond… Continue reading Ferndale Park by the Appomattox River – 2015 Annual Conference Weekend event:

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 improvements to a bunch of locations along the river. VERY impressive! Saturday we will meet… Continue reading VCNS 2015 Annual Conference Kicks off at the Petersburg Train Station

VC&NS Constitution & Bylaws Committee Proposed New Bylaws:

The VC&NS Bylaws Committee has proposed the following document to be approved at the annual meeting of members. Please See the Full Document – CLICK HERE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PROPOSAL WHICH ALL MEMBERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON BEFORE TAKING EFFECT.  YOU WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON VOTING WITH YOUR SPRING CONFERENCE/ANNUAL… Continue reading VC&NS Constitution & Bylaws Committee Proposed New Bylaws: