Polices & <em><strong>Transparency</strong></em>

ABOUT THIS PHOTO

Charlottesville’s first trolley line opened on Main Street downtown on June 14, 1887. Electric streetcars replaced the original mule-drawn trolleys beginning in 1893, and the tracks were steadily extended into the growing suburbs of Belmont, Fry’s Spring, and Preston Heights. By 1912 the electric streetcar line reached the UVA Corner and the Rotunda, despite opposition on the part of students, who had argued that the five-cent rides were not a modern convenience but a “tourist gimmick” that would bring unwelcome locals into the University neighborhood. In 1914, shortly after Rugby Road was paved for the first time, the streetcar went all the way up to what is now Beta Bridge. That made it much easier to get out to UVA football and baseball games at Lambeth Field, which had opened in 1902 and unveiled its new concrete bleachers and colonnade in 1913. This 1930 photo shows popular streetcar conductor Bayard Maupin near the C&O Station downtown. Charlottesville’s streetcars were replaced by buses in 1935. (photo courtesy of the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia).

Our Commitment to Best Practices

In all we do, the Charlottesville Center for History and Culture is guided by a firm commitment to the very best practices of non-profit board governance, transparency and accountability. We work closely with and are proud to be a member organization of the Charlottesville Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Their team provides invaluable counsel to our Board of Directors and Staff Members, and we consult with them regularly. This page offers full public access to important policy documents and financial statements, and is updated whenever necessary.

Policy Statements

A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

“We, the Board of Directors of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe the Society has a moral obligation to do its part to address past and current injustices to groups that have been historically disadvantaged and socially, politically, and economically excluded. Our commitment is shaped by our values, our work, and the traditions of the Society in its endeavor to promote an appreciation of local history so that the past may shed light on the present and the future.”

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST

“The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect this tax-exempt Corporation’s (Corporation) interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Corporation or might result in a possible excess beneficial transaction.”

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PRIVACY

“As a matter of doing business, the Charlottesville Center for History and Culture: Home of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society collects the names of individuals and related contact information (such as email addresses) for those who voluntarily register as members of the Historical Society, for our Personal Enrichment Classes, etc. We also collect names and contact information from those individuals and organizations who donate funds to support our work; from individuals who donate historic items to our Museum Collection; and from individuals who voluntarily sign-up to receive communication from us. We may use this contact information for specific, limited purposes (such as emailed news and updates). You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive communications from us. And you may choose to edit, verify, or change your contact information with us at any time”

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CODE OF ETHICS

This policy was ratified and approved by the Board of Directors of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society at their regular meeting on October 17, 2018.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

“The Charlottesville Center for History and Culture: Home of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society recognizes the importance of the Internet in all we do, especially in shaping public thinking about our organization and our current and potential work. We are committed to supporting honest, transparent, professional and knowledgeable dialogue on the Internet through social media. This policy statement is intended to outline how our values should be demonstrated in the online social media.”

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Financials

501(c)(3) STATUS

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FORM 990

A copy of our most recent 990 will be posted here soon.

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2018 AUDIT

A copy of our most recent audit will be posted here as soon as it is completed.

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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

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