Amherst County Batteau Day

  • Avalable Event Dates:
    June 10, 2017
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Riveredge Park, Madison Heights
  • Event Admission: Free
  • P. O. Box 741
  • Amherst, VA 24521
  • Event Contact: Octavia Starbuck

Amherst County Museum, Amherst County Parks and Recreation, Amherst County Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Canals and Navigations Society host the Amherst County Batteau Day, honoring Benjamin and Anthony Rucker, the inventors of the James River Batteau over two centuries ago. The celebration will include the unveiling of historic markers pertaining to the Rucker brothers and the batteau, living history interpreters including the Rucker brothers, a blacksmith, period musicians, activities for families, food vendors and more. For more information contact the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society, 434-946-9068 or