1701 Barn- a Granary?

With the help of our friends and supporters, we may have solved the mystery of the 1701 barn at Bacon’s Castle! In 2018 Preservation Virginia listed Shenandoah Valley Barns to our Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places list. Taking a cue from Preservation Virginia’s tobacco barns program, John Adamson and the Shenandoah County Historical Society are …

2020 Preservation Award Winners Announced

Preservation Virginia’s Historic Preservation Awards have been presented since 1971 to honor Virginians who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to preservation and raising awareness on preserving the Commonwealth’s important historic places. This year, eight awardees representing diverse projects from around the Commonwealth are being honored for their work preserving Virginia history, culture and stories. Read on …

1619/2019 Commemoration Remarks

These remarks were delivered by Elizabeth S. Kostelny, Chief Executive Officer, at the 400th Anniversary of the First Representative Legislative Assembly at Jamestown Island on July 30, 2019.  Governor Northam, Speaker Cox, Senator Norment, Sir David, and to all of our distinguished guests, welcome to Historic Jamestowne. I am Elizabeth Kostelny. I have the great …

Most Endangered Recap: The Ashland Theatre

May is Preservation Month and we’re recapping previous Most Endangered Historic Places listings in the nominator’s own words. You can read updates on the Warm Springs Bath Houses and Gibson Cottage, the Carr-Greer House and the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum. The following update is on the Ashland Theatre from their president and CEO, Douglas Love. What prompted you …

Most Endangered Recap: Carr-Greer Farmhouse

May is Preservation Month and we’re recapping previous Most Endangered Historic Places listings in the nominator’s own words. You can read an update on the Warm Springs Bath Houses and Gibson Cottage and check back to hear updates on the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, Ashland Theatre. The following update is on the Carr-Greer Farmhouse courtesy …