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Banister River

Banister River Historic District PIF (041-5311) SupportLetter-Town of Halifax

The State Review Board will consider concurring with staff recommendations for survey and nomination eligibility of the Banister River Navigation Improvements Historic District based upon the Preliminary Information Form (PIF) prepared by DHR: https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/pifs/banister-river-navigation-improvements-halifax-co-dhr-041-5311/ The Quarterly Joint meeting starts at 9:00 am on Thursday 09-17-2020; The State Review Board portion for the PIFs will commence…

VCNS Annual Conference & Membership Meeting

VC&NS 2021 Annual Membership Meeting & Conference, April 20-21, 2021.

VCNS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING April 10-11, 2021 Batteau House 3806 South Amherst Highway Madison Heights, Virginia 24572 Saturday April 10 10:00 am: Board of Directors meeting 11:00 am – 5:00 pm  Completing unfinished projects at Batteau House (cleaning and minor maintenance) 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Potluck supper – please bring a dish! 6:00 pm:…

VCNS Meetings

VC&NS 2020 – 2021 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule for VCNS/JRBF October 10, 2020 – BOD meeting – 10:00 am – Zoom link will be sent in advance January 9, 2021 – BOD meeting – 10:00 am – Zoom link will be sent in advance February TBD, 2021 – JRBF committee meeting April 10/11, 2021 – Annual membership/BOD meeting (tentatively planned for…

World Canals Conference

World Canals Conference 2021 to be held in Hagerstown, MD – August 30 – September 2, 2021.

By Bill Holdsworth C&O Canal Association Conococheague Aqueduct was restored to operational condition in 2019. A launch boat exits the aqueduct during opening day celebrations. Photo by Doug Zveare. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association is getting ready to welcome canal enthusiasts from around the world to next year’s World Canals Conference August 30-September, 2021…

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Canal Basin Dig Wood Preservation Project

Bill Trout and Jimmy Moore’s 1983 initial investigation of the James Center first block under construction showed canal boat remnants at the 23’ below street level. The James Center sat on top of and in the Great Turning Basin of the James River and Kanawha Canal. What followed was a massive volunteer canal boat excavation…