Preservation Virginia Blog

Jan
29

Marriage Announcement!

Dearest readers, perhaps you have seen the news: Miss Susan Colston, niece of the great Chief Justice John Marshall, is to be married! Undoubtedly, the grey silk gown she was …

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Dec
10

Saving Petersburg’s Jarratt House

Bricks and mortar efforts toward saving Petersburg’s Jarratt house began earlier this fall on Pocahontas Island. The house is the oldest standing building within what is considered the oldest freed …

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Nov
12

Documenting the Shiloh School

  A few weeks ago, we posted an article about the Shiloh Rosenwald School in Mecklenburg County near Boydton. The Shiloh School was a two-teacher school built in 1923 that we …

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Oct
20

Preserving Paper as well as Places

It’s American Archives Month! As a preservation organization, we don’t just save buildings and objects. We save paper too!  The archives and document collections of Preservation Virginia are an extraordinary record …

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