2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Education & Edutainment

Appomattox Student Internship Program

“Art in the Park”

“Literature in the Park”

“Music in the Park” – The Sweeney Summer Concert Series

“Heritage Day” – Genealogy, Smithy, Period Music

“Tavern 200th Birthday Celebration”

“Appomattox:  The Last 48 Hours” – 1 Act Play

“Campfire Storytelling”

“American Songster” Dom Flemons Performance

“Joel Sweeney & the Banjo Festival”

8th Annual “Lantern Tours” – SELLOUT CROWD

Christmas Open House with Civil War Santa

5th Annual “Civil War Ball”

VIP Recognition Trip & Awards Banquet
 

Permanent Exhibit/Museum Installations

Commonwealth Historical Marker Installed – Recognition of African American Banjoists

Contribution to Campaign Battlefield Map in Visitor Center

 

Community Outreach, Support & Participation

Continued Adopt-a-Highway Support

Library Community Fair

Railroad Festival

Christmas Downtown

Member:  Appomattox Tourism Committee, Appomattox Chamber of Commerce, Farmville Chamber of Commerce

 

General Business

Increased membership by 25%

Established Youtube Channel & Increased online social media presence

Created online store for foundation souvenir shirts, etc.

Streamlined financial reporting

Silent Auction & Member Event – highest attendance and revenues

Elected Officers for 2019-2021

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

ARTS & CULTURE…

  1. Annual Civil War Ball

  2. Annual Sweeney Summer Music Series

  3. Annual Joel Sweeney & the Banjo Festival

  4. Annual Lantern Tours SOLD OUT AGAIN!

  5. Arts & Heritage Days

  6. New Special Events Saturdays (new & varied demos, authors, artisans)

  7. “Art in the Park”  (Plein air painting lessons)

  8. Genealogy/Appomattox historical records

  9. Christmas with Civil War Santa

EDUCATION…

  1. Annual Appomattox High School Student Internship Program (50 students so far!)

  2. Underwriting of Living History Presenters

  3. Underwriting of Annual Scholarship for Appomattox students attending CVCC

 

VISITOR EXPERIENCE…

  1. Sweeney Cabin Restoration

  2. Storytelling & Campfire Event

  3. Guided Bird Walks, Dog Walks, Nature Walks from March - November

 

GENERAL…

  1. Improved Member Communications

  2. Active Social Media Presence (Web, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

  3. Increased membership by 25%

  4. Doubled “unrestricted” funds raised

  5. Active Member – Appomattox Chamber of Commerce

  6. Active Member – Farmville Chamber of Commerce

  7. Active Member – Appomattox Tourism Committee

  8. Adopt-a-Highway Sponsor – Route 24 through the Park

  9. Partnerships with Multiple Local Organizations

  10. Support of local businesses:  printing, t-shirts, signage, banking, catering, supplies, giveaways, cellphone service, hotel accommodations, musicians, artists to name a few

 

 

2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

EDUCATION

  1. “Every Kid in the Park”

  2. Appomattox High School Student Exchange

  3. Underwriting of Annual Scholarship for Appomattox Residents attending CVCC

  4. History Passport for 4th Graders

  5.  “Bio-Blitz” Nature Program

 

VISITOR EXPERIENCE…

  1. Sweeney Cabin Restoration Campaign EXTERIOR & ROOF COMPLETED!

  2. Guided Bird Walks, Dog Walks, Nature Walks from March - November

  3. Annual Landscaping and Plantings

  4. Maintain & Improve Appomattox Station Battlefield (Jamerson Lane)

 

ARTS & CULTURE…

  1. 3RD Annual Civil War Ball

  2. 5TH Annual Sweeney Summer Music Series

  3. Sweeney Banjo Festival

  4. 6th Annual Lantern Tours

  5. Arts & Heritage Festival

  6. Astronomy Night

 

GENERAL…

  1. Received just under $50K in Grants & Donations

  2. Hired Administrative Assistant

  3. Active Member – Appomattox Chamber of Commerce

  4. Active Member – Appomattox Tourism Committee

  5. Adopt-a-Highway Sponsor – Route 24 through the Park

  6. Partnerships with Multiple Organizations

 

2016

Accomplishments 2016

2015
 
2014

150th Anniversary Events Planned


Past

Accomplishments 2013

Appomattox Foundation Joins Chamber 2012

Sweeney Summer Concert Series

12/10/2017

Holiday Open House

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