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The mission of the Appomattox 1865 Foundation is to enrich the understanding and appreciation of the heritage and significance of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. The Foundation focuses on efforts to preserve the past, augment financial support, commemorate history and enhance each and every visitor’s experience
Scenes from the park
Campfire Talk October 2017
A Note from the President
Thank you to all our friends.
We wish you health and happiness always and patience and persistence during this challenging time.
The Board of Directors
Appomattox 1865 Foundation
Our ongoing goal is to complete restoration and enhance the visitor experience at the Sweeney Cabin and to educate visitors on the significance of this place. Our park saw the birth of a new musical genre and we plan to celebrate and honor those individuals who were responsible. Some of our efforts include the following:
SWEENEY CABIN RESTORATION CAMPAIGN - FUNDRAISING EFFORTS will focus on
SOLAR POWERED WAYSIDE
IMPROVED ACCESS AND PARKING TO THE CABIN AND TRAILS
Joel Sweeney and the Banjo Festival
September 7th, 2019
Dedication of a new roadside marker honoring the African American Banjoists that inspired Joel Sweeney
2019 Sweeney Summer Concert Series
Thank you for join us in celebrating the musical history of Appomattox County with the 2019 music series on the McLean House porch! These talented musicians donated their time to help us raise funds to continue our mission to highlight musical history in the Charles Sweeney Cabin.