Stillness at Appomattox
Actress Olivia Wray silhouetted by the setting sun on the final night of this year’s lantern tours.
Olivia portrayed Fannie Berry, an enslaved woman born in Appomattox county who was interviewed in 1937.
Stillness at Appomattox:
The Mariah Wright house glows in the sunlight summer 2018's final days.
It was from this porch that 13 year old Mildred Williams watched the original courthouse burn in 1892.
Mildred, along with 5 other women of Appomattox, will be portrayed in our annual Lantern Tours hosted by the Appomattox1865 Foundation this coming Friday and Saturday night.
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Still life with fruit at the Clover Hill Tavern
Grave of Lafayette Meeks at dusk.
Saturday Sep.8: 9-5.
Come hear the sounds of the banjo, fiddle, bones, tambourine, AND maybe even a jawbone or two as they would have been played by black & white musicians of Appomattox Court House for over 150 years! #sweeneybanjofest
Stillness at Appomattox: The Charles Sweeney Cabin will be the scene of much music making next Saturday just as it has been as far back as 1854.
Charles Sweeney’s Grandson Richard recalls music and dancing at his Grandfather’s house when he was a boy.
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Stillness at Appomattox: The Mariah Wright house on a recent evening. During Sept.’s Lantern Tours, Mariah Wright’s G-Granddaughter Mildred Williams Harris, will be portrayed as one of the stories told of the women of Appomattox Court House.
Stillness At Appomattox
The home of George Peers on a recent hot Virginia summer afternoon.
Throughout the blistering summer. preservationists from our maintenance division have been hard at work on some much needed repairs on the home.
Last week- Lightning bugs- Isbell field- Appomattox Court House.