Charlottesville’s 2012 Time Capsule

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Dec 222012
 

This plaque will mark the spot where the Charlottesville 2012 Time Capsule will be enshrined Sunday.

In this podcast CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society President Steven Meeks about its plans to “bury” a time capsule Sunday.

Steven has had a long time interest in local history. Listen as he talks about the historic ceremony to take place on Sunday December 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Society’s building on Second Street NE. The ceremony is a part of Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration taking place this year.

Unlike the 1962 time capsule unearthed earlier this year, the new capsule will be encased in a specially made compartment in the ACHS building. By enshrining the capsule above ground it is hoped that its contents will fair better than did those of the 1962 capsule. Listen as Steven tells the story of both the old and new time capsules and of the steps to make sure tomorrow’s capsule will survive until it is opened in 2062.

The People of 250: George Benford

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Sep 262012
 

George Benford outside the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.¬† Mr. Benford is the coordinator for the Celebrate!250 gala event to be held here on November 11, 2012.

What does George Benford, Kool & the Gang and JPJ have in common? All three will be coming together on November 11, 2012 to celebrate Charlottesville’s 250th birthday.

CPN’s Dan Gould spoke with Mr. Benford outside¬† JPJ on Wednesday. The event, also known as Charlottesville’s Grand Gala punctuates a year of celebrations with a big bash at John Paul Jones Arena. While the event’s headliner, Kool & The Gang is reason enough to attend, Mr. Benford promises that the event will be much more than that.

“I want people to understand that this is not just Kool and The Gang, this is a once in a life time celebration,” said Benford.

Tickets are still available for the event from John Paul Jones Arena or from Ticket Master. For more information about the event or to find out how local businesses can purchase tickets in bulk for employees or customers you may contact Mr. Benford through Celebrate!250.

Jul 102012
 

The Rolleiflex camera used by Ed Roseberry to take many of the photos in this story. (Steve Trumbull photo)

In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, photographer Ed Roseberry talks with CPN’s Dan Gould about his collection of historical photographs.

Listen as Ed tells the fascinating story of how he became one of Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s most noted photographers. Then, preview three photographs from his CitySpace exhibit with Ed as your personal guide.

Photographs discussed in this podcast. To view the entire collection visit the Roseberry exhibit at CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The exhibit will be officially dedicated this Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The exhibit closes at the end of July.

Copeley Hill Housing, 1966 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Railroad Yard East of Belmont Bridge, 1951 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Intersection of Emmet Street and Barracks Road, 1948 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Ed Roseberry at the unearthing of the Charlottesville time capsule on May 27, 2012. To his left, a photo of Mr. Roseberry taken on the day the capsule was buried in 1962. (Steve Trumbull photo)

The photographs used in our story are courtesy of Trumbull Photography and Ed Roseberry and are used here with permission. For more on Ed Roseberry visit Steve Trumbull’s Charlottesville Then and Now website. Our interview was recorded on July 9, 2012.

Time Capsule Unearthing

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May 122012
 

Preston Coiner points to the spot where a time capsule was buried in 1962. The capsule is to be unearthed on May 27th.

In 1962, local residents buried a time capsule. Now, 50 years later, that capsule is about to be unearthed.

In this podcast CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society vice president Preston Coiner. Preston, a Charlottesville native, has had a long time interest in local history. Listen as he talks about the historic unearthing to take place on May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of 4th Street NE and East High Street in Charlottesville. The unearthing is a part of Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration taking place this year.

Preston’s extensive research on the capsule has uncovered many interesting facts. Learn about that day back in 1962 when the capsule was buried. Find out who was there that day and who of those will be joining the celebration 50 years later to see the capsule unearthed.

Charlottesville Resident Tom Hartsell’s father took this 8mm film in 1962. In it, city leaders bury the time capsule. In this podcast, listen as Preston Coiner describes the film in wonderful detail. Learn about the boy at the end of the film, and about the woman in the white dress, both of whom will be joining the unearthing ceremony on May 27th.

The People of 250: Steven Meeks

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May 062012
 

Steven Meeks

In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, City of Charlottesville’s Rick Barrick talks with Albemarle Historical Society director Steven Meeks about the upcoming Virginia Festival of History.

The Festival begins on May 26th with the unearthing of the 1962 time capsule the next day. It concludes on the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd with many activities designed for the whole family.

In this podcast you will learn about the recreation of a planned Civil War encampment and about some of the notable historic figures that are buried in our local cemeteries.

Our podcast concludes with a discussion of the November 12th gala event marking the actual day of the founding of the City of Charlottesville.

Mr. Meek’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 25, 2012.

The People of 250: Debra Tuler

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May 042012
 

In our continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, City of Charlottesville’s Rick Barrick talks with Debra Tuler about the 9th annual Festival of Cultures to be held May 12, 2012.

The Festival is organized by the Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations. If you would like to be a part of the Festival, email Debra.Tuler@ccs.k12.va.us or call 434-245-2819. The festival is a family friendly event.

Ms. Tuler’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 25, 2012.

The People of 250: Paul Beyer

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May 022012
 

Paul Beyer

In our continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, City of Charlottesville’s Rick Barrick talks with Paul Beyer about his first annual Tom Tom Founders Festival. The festival runs through May 13, 2012.

Listen in to learn about the genesis of the festival and the future Beyer sees for it. You will also learn about the music festival planned for the Downtown Mall on May 11th and 12th. Fifty to seventy bands are expected to perform. Paul also talks about the City as Canvas, a month of free art and innovation programming that includes panels, workshops, concerts, and exhibitions.

Mr. Beyer’s interview with Rick Barrick was originally recorded on April 18, 2012.

Apr 302012
 

Steve Trumbull wanted to give the city he loves something special for its 250th birthday. He wanted his gift to be elegant and to last for many generations to come. So, with the help of a few of his friends, Steve created The Medallion at First and Main.

The medallion is a five hundred pound granite stone quarried in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. It was engraved with Steve’s graphic design by the local firm of Gropen Design. Today, it sits at the very center of Charlottesville’s historic street grid at the intersection of First and Main.

In this podcast CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Steve Trumbull. Steve is a local businessman and is the Trumbull in Trumbull Photography. He is perhaps best known for his Charlottesville Then And Now website where you can find additional information and project photos. Dan also talks with Neal Gropin and Darryl Muller of Gropen Design about the project.

Delivered: A 2 1/2 inch thick, 500 pound slab of North Carolina granite arrives at Gropen Design. This and the photos which follow were provided by Trumbull Photography and are used here with permission. Additional project photos may be found at Steve’s Charlottesville Then and Now website.

Measure twice, cut once: Darryl Muller at Gropen Design prepares to trim the stone to size.

Rubber mask: Gropen employees hold the rubber mask that will be used during sand blasting.

Sand blasting: Similiar to an incubator, the sand blaster has two openings for the operator’s arms and hands.

Ready for paint: Sandblasting finished, the stone is ready to be painted.

Mask removed: In this photo a portion of the rubber mask has been removed to expose the etched and now painted surface of the stone.

Preparing the spot: Existing paving stones are removed at the corner of First and Main streets to prepare the spot for the new medallion.

Unloading the stone: Workmen from Gropen Design unload the 500 pound stone.

Final touches: The final touches are completed to set the stone.

All done: The new Medallion at First and Main is set in place.

A part of Charlottesville: Passers by on the Downtown Mall stop to check out the medallion.

The People of 250: Morgan Perkins

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Apr 032012
 

Morgan Perkins, hostess of the TV10 series ‘Charlottesville Arts Spotlight’.

In this, the third episode of a brand new series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we talk to some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Morgan Perkins, hostess of the TV10 series Charlottesville Arts Spotlight and member of the Celebrate!250 steering committee.

Learn about how the Celebrate!250 committee was formed and about some of the great work it’s doing to help Charlottesville celebrate its 250th anniversary. Dan and Morgan talk about a wide range of subjects from Charlottesville arts to what makes this year’s celebration special. It’s all here, on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

The People of 250: Mark Beliles

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Jan 202012
 

Mark Beliles is the co-chairman of the Celebrate!250 organizing committee.

In this, the second of a brand new series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network we talk to some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Mark Beliles, co-chairman of the Celebrate!250 organizing committee.

Learn about how the Celebrate!250 committee was formed and about some of the great work its doing to help Charlottesville celebrate its 250th anniversary. Dan and Mark talk about the opening of the time capsule in May and about the gala celebration in November. It’s all here, on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

The People of 250: Steve Trumbull

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Jan 122012
 

In this, the first episode in a brand new series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we will talk to some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, CPN’s Dan Gould talks to local photographer Steve Trumbull of Trumbull Photography about his work in both taking and preserving historical images of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

An aerial photograph of the Charlottesville Pavilion taken in late 2011 by local photographer Steve Trumbull. This and other historical photographs are on display at Charlottesville’s City Space until January 31st. (Used with permission)

A portion of Steve’s collection is on display at the Charlottesville On the Move exhibit at Charlottesville’s City Space until January 31st. Admission is free.

You can view more of Mr. Trumbull’s historical image collection at his blog Charlottesville Then And Now.