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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 […]

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