Local projects involving local history are popping up all over the place. So it seems time to learn about a few of them and learn about ways we might contribute our ideas and research.
We’ll hear from:
Paul Cantrell on the Albemarle Blue Ridge Heritage Project to honor families displaced for the creation of Shenandoah National Park. The project is keen to learn the names of the non-landowners, black and white, who lived on the land that became the SNP.
Edwina St. Rose on the work of the Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery. They are bringing people to light by assembling new biographical information and sharing it on Facebook.
Piedmont Environmental Council’s Jeff Werner on Albemarle County’s Small Area Plan for the intersection of Route 29 and Rio Road and its surroundings. Historical information about the area can be shared with the community and can inform the naming of new streets, places &c.
Do come and bring us word of other projects that we can feature at later meetings. In the meantime, stay up to date with the work of the Charlottesville Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Places: