Many of the visitors to this site, followers on Facebook, and guests at our shows have asked how they can help support our efforts to continue to collect and digitize C’ville images and find new and interesting ways to show them. Currently, all the work done for the Charlottesville Historical Image Library is volunteer. We only can keep doing this if we have your support. Here are a few ways you can help:
Attend our shows
We currently have a new photo presentation each month on the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm. at C’ville Coffee on Harris Street in Charlottesville. We sometimes have guest speakers and recently have had extra dates (Sunday afternoon). Each show is centered around the photographs and always about Charlottesville, but with a different focus or theme each month. $5 at the door helps support our work. We have been getting an average of 50 guests for each show which makes for a nice atmosphere and some friendly socializing before and after. The slideshows typically run about an hour.
Hire us to do a show
For about $200 we can do a presentation for your group or private party. We have done shows for groups ranging from a handful to over 100. A photo presentation can add interest to your group’s meeting, inform and entertain, and make for a memorable experience for your guests. We can even customize the show for your group. Contact us for details.
We recently began offering some classic selections from the Roseberry Collection at CHIL but anything on our websites or in our shows that we have rights to reproduce can be purchased. Typically, 8x10s go for $30, which is a nice size for the average home or office to mat and frame, but custom sizes are available. We have provided photographic prints for both homes and businesses, in some cases even providing consultation on framing and placement. Whether you need a single print or an entire exhibit, we can help. Don’t hesitate to contact us about your specific needs.
Share your own Charlottesville photographs with us. CHIL is a digital collection of images built on the generosity of families, businesses and individuals who have allowed us to scan their old photos and use the digital files for exhibits, slideshows and web projects. We return the originals to you after scanning and always credit the source of an image. Your photographs are likely to be seen by thousands over the years. It is only through these contributions, by both professional and amateur photographers, that CHIL is able to keep doing what we do.
Sponsor an exhibit
We are always looking for businesses or individuals who would like to sponsor an installation featuring photographs from our collection. The details of this type of sponsorship can be wide-ranging, from the type of mounting, to the location, to the theme of the exhibit. Please feel free to contact us if this might be something you or your business would consider.
We know of no other Charlottesville area organization, public or private, that is singularly focused on Charlottesville images and doing the types of projects we’re doing. We cannot do it without your help. Thanks for your support!