The Historical Society’s third Newsletter of 2013 is now available to read – in full color! - in the Newsletters section.
The first phase of work on 360 Main Street is now under way. Nathaniel Greene Construction, headed by Larry Lamb, is repairing the driveway, removing shrubbery that blocks the visibility of the house as you approach from the East, and adding gravel for parking spaces. Larry’s men are also removing a small building that would have been too expensive to rehab for storage. Committees have been formed to develop detailed plans for the Linwood Rhodes Wildlife Art Gallery and for exhibits in the house itself.
We are planning an Open House before Christmas to show off our new home. You will see empty spaces, not exhibits, but many people have expressed their interest in what we are doing and we are proud to show it off. The date is Sunday December 15th, the time from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, and we hope to see a crowd. Refreshments will be offered. While we will have parking on site, it is limited, so consider parking in the Library parking lot and walking down the hill past Noon Whistle Pottery. We will also be open in the Old Jail as usual before Stanardsville’s Parade of Lights on Saturday December 7th. In addition to our normal (Friday and) Saturday hours of 10 till 3, we will remain open until just before 5 pm, when pre-Parade activities such as the showing of ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ at the Lafayette Hotel and band entertainment will begin.
A mention of the holidays reminds us that we have the ideal gifts for history lovers, and lovers of Greene County history in particular. Go to our Sales page to see mugs showing the Old Jail, tree ornaments featuring the Court House, of course our Images of America: Greene County book, and more. As we didn’t publish the book till the end of January 2013, it was not available last year at this time. You can purchase directly from the Sales page or by coming in to the Old Jail when we are open.
Please like us on Facebook!!! Find us at www.facebook.com/greenehistoryva , where we have been gathering ‘Likes’ since the end of October. Many thanks go to Michelle Ehrich of the Greene County Branch of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library for all her help in getting us started. We have mentioned before Wendy Mathias’s work transcribing the contents of the 1833 Price Hill Store Daybook – we have posted some pages and puzzles from that book on our Facebook page, and welcome your sleuthing efforts.We look forward to hearing from you. If you have thoughts to share, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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