ABOUT THIS PHOTO
On September 24, 1917 Charlottesville enjoyed a celebratory parade downtown, as the official send-off to the members of the Monticello Guard, Company D of the 1st Virginia, who then left for training at Camp McClellan in Alabama. The Monticello Guard, which had first been formed in 1857, served in France during World War I. Renowned photographer Rufus Holsinger took this photograph from the foot of Vinegar Hill, looking east down Main Street — which has been the site of a pedestrian mall since 1976. (photo courtesy of the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia).
Coy Barefoot is an award-winning and best-selling author, journalist, historian and radio and TV host. His books include Thomas Jefferson on Leadership and The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia, which won the Historical Society’s 2003 Nalle Prize for Outstanding History. He has researched, taught and published about Albemarle, Charlottesville and Virginia history for more than three decades, and is recognized as one of the premiere authorities on the history of the University of Virginia. He has worked professionally as a journalist and editor across a variety of media (including documentary film, radio, television, magazines and newspapers). He was educated at the College of William and Mary, where he studied Anthropology and Latin, and earned his Master’s Degree studying Cultural Anthropology, Historical Archaeology and Folklore at the University of Virginia. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, and was a Special Correspondent for CNN in 2014, reporting on the disappearance and search for UVA student Hannah Graham. In 2015 the Virginia Association of Broadcasters honored Coy’s reporting, “The Truth Behind the Rolling Stone Scandal,” as the Most Outstanding News Series of the Year.
Margaret Martin O’Bryant is a native of Franklin County, Virginia. She received an AB degree in Classical Languages from the College of William and Mary and an MS in Library Science degree from the School of Library and Information Sciences of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After previous experience at Ferrum College, Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library, and the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, she has worked as Librarian and Head of Reference Resources for ACHS since 1988. Her Virginia heritage, personal interests, and previous experiences combine in this position to make her work with the Society’s visitors and collections very rewarding to her.
Keri holds an MA in Art and Architectural History from the University of Virginia and a certificate in Editing from the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. She has worked at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society since 2008.
A life-long resident of Charlottesville, Sandy earned her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in History from the University of Virginia. Following graduation, she was a Staff Archaeologist for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at Monticello. She worked for over a decade for the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society beginning in 1990, and helped to lead the organization during a critical transition period as we made the historic move from Court Square to the McIntire Building in 1994. She worked for the Paramount Theater beginning in 2001 and contributed to its restoration. She was appointed official Staff Historian at the Paramount in 2015. In July 2018 Sandy returns to the Historical Society to bring her numerous professional skills and institutional memories to bear in using our history as a way to bring people together.
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