Historical Society

Historical SocietyThe mission of the Amelia County Historical Society is to discover, procure, and preserve significant data (documents, images, oral histories, and artifacts) that relate to the natural, civic, architectural, literary, genealogical, and other histories of Amelia County and to present such materials for public display, education, and research.

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Amelia County Historical Society

Physical Address
16501 Church Street
Amelia Courthouse
Amelia, VA 23002

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 113
Amelia, VA 23002
Phone: 804-561-3180


Mondays and Fridays
10 am to 4 pm

 Amelia County Historical Society

16501 Church Street                                                                          (804) 561-3180
Post Office Box 113                                                                    ameliahistoricalsociety@tds.net
Amelia, Virginia 23002                                                              Michael F. Whitaker, President

November 24, 2023

SUBJECT:  Press Item for Amelia Bulletin Monitor – Historical Society Annual Meeting to Feature Rutherford Mine Expert

TEXT:  The Amelia County Historical Society will hold its annual Corporation Meeting, also known as “the open membership meeting,” on Sunday, December 10, 2023, starting at 2:00 P.M.  It will convene in the Amelia County Administration Building conference room, located at 16360 Dunn Street in the Court House village.  The day’s agenda will feature geologist, Dr. Scott Duresky, of Charlottesville, who has conducted extensive research into the rocks and minerals of Amelia’s Rutherford Mine, a world-famous pegmatite formation.  His lecture will discuss the history and past economic impact of that site, as well as other of Amelia’s former mines and mineral prospects.  The presentation also will elaborate on several of the specimen types found at the Rutherford mines.  Society members are encouraged to attend and the public is invited.  Refreshments will be served.A very brief regular Board of Directors business meeting of the Society will precede the Corporation Meeting, starting at 1:45 P. M., to entertain floor nominations, if any, for directorships.  Other business items will be deferred until the January 2024 Board meeting. Historical Society members and other persons may direct their organizational questions or proposals in advance to President Michael F. Whitaker at (804) 561-3180, or to any other Director

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CONTACT:  Michael F. Whitaker, President, Amelia County Historical Society, 561-1711