Keith Lee Dances Summer Arts Showcase
Aug
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Keith Lee Dances Summer Arts Showcase

Come join us at Avoca for a celebration of humanity! This Summer Arts Showcase provided by Keith Lee Dances will feature selections celebrating African-American poet Anne Spencer of Lynchburg. Spencer was a Harlem Renaissance literary contributor whose verse will be featured in an interpretive short film, "Anne Spencer Revisited". Also, the event will feature poetry recitations and interpretive dances by celebrated artists Karen Nicely, Michael Webb, Steffi Wells, and Caleb Lindervolson.

* Intermission features light refreshments.

** In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held inside the Victorian mansion. Seating will be limited.

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May
5
9:30am 9:30am

Jane Andrews Student Event Day

Avoca Museum’s Jane Andrews Student Event Day Presents: “The Last Full Measure: The Civil War in Southside Virginia” May 5, 2016
(9:45 AM – 1:15 PM)
See American History come to life as your 4th and 5th graders come face-to-face with living history interpreters and demonstrators. Our programs all have special emphasis on the role played by central Virginia in the Civil War and with relevance to Virginia Standards of Learning.
In this single-day program, students will learn about the Civil War experiences of civilians, soldiers, and slaves through programs featuring:
- 19th century games and diversions
- Demonstrations by soldier re-enactors and artisans
- Dramatic presentations by living history actors
The cost is only $5 per student. Teachers and other chaperones attend free. Have students pack a lunch and enjoy your lunch here on the grounds of beautiful Avoca Museum. For more information and to register, please call Avoca Museum at (434) 369-1076 or e-mail : avocamuseums@embarqmail.com . We hope that you can join us for this fun and educational event.

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Town Appreciation Day (followed by lecture on Gen. William Campbell)
Apr
2
11:00am11:00am

Town Appreciation Day (followed by lecture on Gen. William Campbell)

Join us for Avoca Museum's Opening Day! Avoca will be unveiling two major additions to its collection at this event that is free to Altavista residents. Stay for a 3 PM presentation by Avoca Museum Executive Director Michael Hudson on the topic of General William Campbell, the Revolutionary War soldier for whom our county is named. Refreshments provided.

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Keith Lee Dances honors Black History
Feb
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Keith Lee Dances honors Black History

Join us for the first public event of 2016. Keith Lee Dances, a performance troupe from Lynchburg, will be offering an interpretive dance performance in tribute to Black History. Join us for this unique and uplifting event! Admission is a suggested donation of $5 or more. Only 40 spots are available, so please register with Avoca Museum in advance at this e-mail address: avocaevents@embarqmail.com or call: 434-369-1076.

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