Making Historic Preservation More Inclusive

Jul 17, 2020

10:00 am — 11:15 am

Telling the full story of our history is vital. Join Audrey Davis, director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, and representatives from this year’s listing of Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places as they share their perspectives and how their work is expanding the narrative that has often been suppressed, excluded and misrepresented in the mainstream telling of history.

  • Introduction: Elizabeth S. Kostelny, Chief Executive Officer, Preservation Virginia
  • Transforming the Historic Preservation Narrative: Audrey Davis, Director, Alexandria Black History Museum
  • Valuing The Pine Grove Community: Muriel Branch, AMMD Pine Grove Project
  • Saving Rassawek: Rufus Elliot, Monacan Indian Nation, Ellen Chapman, Cultural Resources Specialist, Cultural Heritage Partners
  • Restoring the Alexandria Elks Lodge #48: Harold Hughes, Exalted Ruler Alexandria Elks Lodge #48, Carol Black and Gail Rothrock  
  • Recognizing The James Street Holiness Church: Rita Smith, Trustee, James Street Church and Sonja Ingram, Preservation Field Services Manager, Preservation Virginia
  • Question and answer session moderated by Genevieve P. Keller, Chair, Preservation Virginia Board of Trustees and Founding Principal, Land and Community Associates

The program is free, but registration is required.