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A Note from the President
Thank you for all of your support throughout!
I hope to see you at the Holiday Open House at the Park on December 8th!
I know this time of year is hectic, so keep in mind, you can renew your membership early by paying online or mailing in a check! I look forward to seeing all of our members at the Annual Member Event and Silent Auction on February 15th at the Appomattox Inn and Suites! This year will be the best yet.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
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
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