Preservation Virginia Blog

Jul
30

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 …

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May
20

Most Endangered Recap: The Ashland Theatre

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 …

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May
13

Most Endangered Recap: Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

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 and the Carr-Greer House. Check back to hear updates on the Ashland Theatre. The following update is on the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum from their founder, …

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May
6

Most Endangered Recap: Carr-Greer Farmhouse

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 …

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May
1

Most Endangered Recap: Warm Springs Bath Houses and Gibson Cottage

Warm Springs Bath Houses

May is Preservation Month and we’re recapping previous Most Endangered Historic Places listings in the nominator’s own words. Check back this month to hear updates on the Carr Greer Farmhouse, Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, Ashland Theatre. This update is on the Warm Springs Bath Houses and Gibson Cottage courtesy of Phil Deemer of Preservation …

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Apr
24

How to Spring Clean your Historic Home

  As a historic homeowner, spring cleaning takes special care and knowledge of the unique materials that make up your home. You don’t need to be an expert preservationist to spring clean your historic home, but try to keep these tips in mind as you tidy up: Be kind to your wooden floors They’ve taken …

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Feb
12

Commemorate Black History Month in Virginia

Black History Month Virginia

This February, commemorate Black History Month by learning more about the complicated and intertwined story of the people who have made Virginia home. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to Jamestown. These “20 odd” Africans landed first in Port Comfort in August of 1619 and were transported to the …

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