Hidden in Plain Site
Antoinette W. Roades will present research that revealed a forgotten plantation established in the mid-18th century on more than a thousand acres lying on both sides of what is now Route 29′s busiest stretch. She will focus on the area that was between the Union Ridge and Free State communities, just inside the horseshoe formed by Rio and Hydraulic roads – aka the upper arc of the county courthouse-anchored Nine Mile Circle — and will offer sketches of owners including Carrs, Raileys, and Nuttycombes.
Location: The African American Heritage Center (AAHC) is located in the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville, 233 Fourth St. NW. There is plenty of parking. The AAHC is on the second floor at the south end of the building.