The Packet 2005-2006

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  • Our Administration

  • The President's Report

  • Red Dot Means Renew

  • Note from the Editor

  • Spring Bus Tour: April 9th

  • Veterans Memorial Wall and Walkway

  • Free Danville Genealogy Seminar: May 7th

  • Second Heritage Book in the Works

  • Group Formed to Preserve Harvey School

  • Deadline for Submissions

  • From Slave to Landowner: The Story of Ellen J. Miller

  • Diphtheria and Pittsylvania County

  • Feedsack Dresses

  • Chatham Hall’s Movie Star Margaret Sullavan

  • Punishing A Profiteer in Pittsylvania

  • Chatham’s Papers & Population in 1876

  • Pittsylvania Historical Society Publications

  • Membership Information.

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  • Our Administration

  • Announcement Concerning the Melton Historical Fund

  • Summer Picnic: July 18th

  • Saunders’ Family Reunion: July 30th

  • Vendors Needed for October 1st Callands Festival

  • Deadline for Submissions

  • Historical Society Receives Grant

  • July 4th 1860 in Chatham

  • Hobo Lot

  • The Old Whitefall House

  • Queries: Banister River Baptist Church; Atkins/Adkins Family; Williams, Motley, Gravely, and Gordon Families

  • Pittsylvania Historical Society Publications

  • Membership Information

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  • Our Administration

  • Bus Tour: September 10th

  • Special PHS Membership Meeting: September 19th

  • Regular PHS Membership Meeting: October 17th

  • Deadline for Submissions 

  • Callands Festival: October 1 

  • Callands Festival to be Held for the 25th Year

  • Gasoline and Other Prices of 1916 in Pittsylvania County

  • Discovery at Beavers’ Mill 

  • A Vignette on John William Compton, Civil War Soldier

  • Publications For Sale

  • Membership Information

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  • Our Administration

  • President's Report

  • Blue Means Do NOT Renew

  • PHS Membership Meeting: January 16th

  • Encampment at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: March 4, 2006

  • Deadline for Submissions

  • Bus Tour Provided Glimpse of County’s Past 

  • A Bit of Pittsylvania Poetry

  • Have You Worn A Chicken Lately?

  • The Last Five Hangings in Pittsylvania County

  • Abraham Chaney and his Revolutionary War Service

  • The Double Payne Wedding on New Year’s Eve, 1904

  • Competition’s Name Change to Chatham

  • A True Story

  • Genealogy Queries

  • Publications, Etc. for Sale

  • Membership Information

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  • Our Administration

  • If Blue Dot on Label, Please Renew

  • PHS Membership Meeting: April 17th

  • PittsylvaniaHistoricalSociety.org launched

  • Deadline for Submissions

  • Update on the Southern Railway Depot Restoration

  • Our Covered Bridge

  • The Stewart Family of Pittsylvania, Amelia, Henrico, and other Counties

  • Third Lieutenant Dryden Wright, Pigg River Invincibles, Co. C2, 46th Virginia Infantry: Letters to Home — September 1863 to April 1864 (Part I)

  • Baptist Church’s Fundraising in 1869

  • Spring Garden in 1835

  • Research Queries

  • Publications, Etc. for Sale

  • Membership Information

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  • Our Administration

  • Bus Tour and Luncheon: July 8th

  • Virginia Historical Society opens Exhibit featuring Pittsylvania County Water Wheel: July 22nd

  • Deadline for Submissions

  • Picture from the Past: Car on Main Street in Chatham (circa 1920)

  • Memorial Day Ceremony at 1813 Clerk’s Office

  • Third Lieutenant Dryden Wright, Pigg River Invincibles, Co. C2, 46th Virginia Infantry: Letters to Home—September 1863 to April 1864 (Part II)

  • Queries: Hatchett family

  • Publications, Etc. for Sale.

  • Membership Information