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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
A Note from the President
Happy New Year, friends!
I am pleased to announce
new officers for 2020, namely
TIM TIRRELL as Vice President,
BOB MOELLER as Treasurer and
I will serve again as President of the Board of Directors.
I’m also very pleased that
most of our Board of Directors have chosen to continue to
serve and continue to be so
supportive of the foundation’s
goals and me personally. It’s a
pleasure to be among such
dedicated and caring individuals..
I would like to remind you to please renew your membership
if you have not done so and to come out to our annual Social and Silent Auction on February 15 at Appomattox Inn & Suites. It
will be an evening of FOOD, FUN, FUNDRAISING AND FRIENDS. Everyone is welcome so bring a
friend (non-members most welcome.)
We will be sharing special events planned for this year shortly, and I’ll also remind you of your
contributions toward our many achievements in 2019.
We can’t do it without you!
We had a great 2019 and I know that, with your support, we can have a terrific 2020.
Hope to see you at the Auction. Cheers! Eileen
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.
We continue to offer a variety of programs and events and support those in the Park. This year our 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 (YOU’LL BE ABLE TO HEAR THE MUSIC)
IMPROVED ACCESS AND PARKING TO THE CABIN AND TRAILS