These are hand-held early home movies. We will supplement the film footage with still images to give background and context. There will be plenty of never-seen-before material and some bits of hidden local history many folks in Charlottesville may not know.
Some of the highlights: Milton airport and a flight over Charlottesville; UVA Hospital with patients being treated on the rooftops for sun and fresh air; and some glimpses of downtown Charlottesville’s bustling 1930s Main Street. The films will take us to a couple of historic homes, see some local golf courses, the Presbyterian Church when it was on Market Street, and a look at the green pastures on Pantops that is hard to fathom today.
We’ll pack all this and more into an hour-long show of film footage and photographs. You won’t want to miss it! $5 at the door helps CHIL continue its work collecting and digitizing historical C’ville images.