Amherst County Batteau Day
Riveredge Park in Madison Heights
on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Family Fun Day on the
Amherst Bank of The James River!
Amherst County will celebrate Amherst County Batteau Day, which honors Benjamin and Anthony Rucker, the inventors of the James River Batteau over two centuries ago. This free event has been organized by Amherst County Recreation and Parks, Amherst County Museum & Historical Society, Amherst County Chamber of Commerce, Rucker Family Society, Virginia Canals and Navigations Society, Amherst County Public Safety, Amherst County Sheriff’s Department, High Peak Sportswear, James River Association, The Design Group, James River Adventures, and the Batteaumen of The James River Batteau Festival.
The celebration will include the participation of living history interpreters.
Amherst County is the birthplace of the James River Batteau. Last year the Park’s landing was named “Rucker’s Landing” in honor of the inventors of the Batteau.
The schedule of events for the day is as follows:
To be announced.
Riveredge Park in Madison Heights is located at the base of 150 Rocky Hill Road, on the James River, downstream from the John Lynch Bridge. Boat and fishing access will not be available on Batteau Day.
Parking will be in the Park or by Shuttle. A Bus Shuttle will run from 10:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from: to be announced.
For additional information call the Museum 434-946-9068 or Recreation and Parks 434-946-9371.