With the appointment of Sweet Briar Professor Bill Smart as VCCA's executive director in the fall of 1975, VCCA began negotiations with the College for a trial session on the campus. The 1976 sessions were so successful that the following year, a contract with the College was approved and VCCA began leasing the neighboring Sweet Briar property known as Mt. San Angelo, our current home.
PHOTO AT TOP: shows the iconic Copper Beech at the turn of the 20th century. It grew to be the tallest in the Commonwealth until it was hit by lightning.