Charlotte County APVA holds spring meeting

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2016

By Elsie Meyers

The Charlotte County Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) recently held its spring meeting. The guest speaker was Sonja Ingram, field representative for Preservation Virginia, and she presented a program on Virginia’s most endangered historic places.

Each May, Preservation Virginia announces a new list of threatened properties. This year’s list included the Oak Hill Slave Dwelling, located outside of Danville. The program brought to light the issue of treasure hunters, from The Discovery Channel series “Rebel Gold,” on this property. Others included on the list were African American cemeteries statewide, Howland Chapter School & Teaches’ Cottage in Heathsville, the Westwood Tract and the General Assembly building complex in Richmond, as well as natural, historic and cultural resources threatened by utility infrastructure projects statewide.

As a Preservation Virginia partner, the Charlotte County APVA welcomed the opportunity to help make others aware of the importance of preserving all historic sites that may be in the area.

For more information on the Charlotte County APVA, send questions to CCAPVA, P.O. Box 104, Charlotte Court House.