Privately, many former Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society members pin the decline of the organization on its current president, local historian and Scottsville landlord Steven Meeks. Photo by Eze Amos

Secret history: Is the Charlottesville historical society a thing of the past?

By John Last There’s an open secret among Charlottesville’s historians: Something is very wrong at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Under the near-singular control of an amateur historian, plagued by infighting and, now, facing eviction by the city, even some lifetime members are saying the 77-year-old society should meet its demise. Conversations with more than […]

Several supporters lined up outside of Charlottesville General District Court October 20 to hug Veronica Fitzhugh, who was found not guilty of obstructing free passage at the July 8 KKK rally. Staff photo

Not guilty: A win for Veronica Fitzhugh

Updated Tuesday, October 24 at 3pm with a second story about court appearances on Monday, October 23.   Even months prior to August 12, the community was up to its figurative elbows in lawsuits stemming from the emergence of Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler into the local spotlight and the people who’ve made it […]