$25 – $65

"Stories of an Abandoned Virginia" & Hamilton High School Tour

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Hamilton High School

1862 Cartersville Road

Cartersville, VA 23027

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Back by popular demand......Built in 1910 and closed in 1964, Hamilton High School in Cartersville, Virginia is a historically significant and structurally beautiful gem that continues to battle the enemy of time and the elements. This program is designed to allow public visitation to this long abandoned school while being entertained by the visually stunning and emotionally powerful presentation titled "Stories of an Abandoned Virginia". Your presenter is John Plashal, who is a photographer, adventurer, public speaker and author of the popular coffee table book, "A Beautifully Broken Virginia". John has spent much of his free time assimilating into rural communities in an effort to find and photograph abandoned places such as houses, churches, schools and insane asylums, that have not only fallen into a beautiful state of decay, but also have accompanying backstories that are historically relevant or anecdotally fascinating. In addition to the evening storytelling, a tour will be administered and dinner will be served in the school. A VIP pass is also available for purchase that includes a private Meet & Greet with Plashal, a free 8 x 10 print, and a personally inscribed copy of his book, "A Beautifully Broken Virginia".

Proceeds will be donated to the Hamilton High School Foundation, a fund developed to help offset some of the repair costs associated with the school's continued deterioration.

SCHEDULE:

4:00PM - 6:00PM - The school is open for photographers. A wide angle lens is highly recommended. Drones ARE permitted.

5:30 -6:00PM - VIP Guests - Meet and Greet with John Plashal, Book Signing, Choose Free Print

6:00-6:30PM - School Tour & History of Hamilton High School

6:30- 7:30PM - Dinner served in the school classrooms and foyer

7:30-9:00PM - "Stories of an Abandoned Virginia" presentation delivered in the original school auditorium

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. Children 12 and under are free. Infants are allowed but I ask that you respect the need for crowd silence during the presentation.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking at Hamilton High School. Plan to arrive at 1862 Cartersville, Rd. in Cartersville, Va. at the following times, depending on your ticket type:

4:00PM - For photographers

5:30PM - VIP Ticketholders

6:00PM - General Admission

What can I bring into the event?

Cameras and drones are allowed during the 4:00-6:00PM photo session. Food and drink will be served during dinner.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact me at "john@johnplashalphoto.com" with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds. If you are a no-show, or cannot make the program after you purchase your ticket, the money you spent on a ticket will be donated on your behalf to the Hamilton High School Foundation. If you purchased a VIP ticket, and need to cancel, your book and print will be mailed to you in September via USPS or FedEx.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Or an electronic copy on your phone will be suffice.

Is Hamilton High School handicap friendly?

Yes it is. There is a ramp available for entrance to the school, which is amenable to those with canes, wheelchairs or walkers.

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Hamilton High School

1862 Cartersville Road

Cartersville, VA 23027

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