“We join the National Trust in commending Parker Agelasto, Charles Samuels and Reva M. Trammel for their vision and thank the entire Richmond City Council for supporting continued archaeology in Shockoe Bottom. With the Trust and our local allies, we continue to advocate for a comprehensive investigation of Shockoe’s rich and complex past before development proceeds. An archaeological investigation at the Seabrook Tobacco Warehouse site would be an important step toward that goal, and we are pleased that the City Council recognizes the historic and cultural significance of Shockoe Bottom.” - Elizabeth S. Kostelny, Executive Director of Preservation Virginia
For Immediate Release - December 9, 2014
Renowned Historian James Horn Will Lead New Foundation to Manage Preservation Virginia’s Historic Jamestowne
- New Preservation Virginia Foundation will ensure continued success of the archaeological and educational programs at Jamestown -
RICHMOND – Preservation Virginia is pleased to announce that distinguished historian James Horn, D.Phil., will soon join the organization to head a new foundation, ensuring the continued success of Historic Jamestowne. Dr. Horn will take charge of fundraising and oversee ongoing archaeological fieldwork, collections development, educational programs and operations on site.
Earlier this year, Preservation Virginia and John Tyler Community College co-hosted Saving Virginia’s Rosenwald Schools, an event that drew 75 people from across the Commonwealth to Tyler’s Chester Campus. Among the attendees were representatives from 16 Rosenwald schools, including alumni; preservationists; researchers; academics; students; and history buffs. They drove from as far away as Bath County and the Northern Neck, eager to share stories, exchange ideas, and discuss successes and failures in their personal efforts to preserve the memories and legacy of these schools.
Preservation Virginia is pleased to announce grant recipients for the Tobacco Barns Mini-Grants Project for 2014. Funded by a grant from JTI Leaf Services, the Mini-Grants Project was formed to provide small grants to help stabilize and repair tobacco barns in a three-county area: Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties in Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. See details for the barns in each county in the full press release.
PRESERVATION VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES 2014 MOST ENDANGERED SITES LIST
RICHMOND, VA – (April 29, 2014) Preservation Virginia presents its tenth consecutive list of Virginia's Most Endangered Historic Sites to raise awareness of places that face imminent or sustained threats to their integrity or survival. The statewide preservation organization creates the annual listing to bring attention to these properties at risk and to encourage individuals and organizations to advocate for the protection and preservation of Virginia's historic places.
The rehabilitation, re-use and preservation of Virginia’s historic residential and commercial buildings is good for the commonwealth’s economy according to a study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Starting today, with the assistance of Google Street View and without leaving the comfort of your home, you can walk through the rooms of the Great Chief Justice’s Richmond home.
Preservation Virginia announced today it will reopen its portion of Historic Jamestowne on Saturday 12 October to visitors.
Scotchtown recent Naturalization Ceremony is featured by the Herald-Progress in a heartwarming article.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION PHOTO CONTEST:
In celebration of Preservation Virginia’s 125th Anniversary, we are holding a contest to find great photos of Preservation Success Stories!
Winning photographs will be featured in Preservation Virginia’s 2014-2015 calendar and 125th celebratory materials with full photography credits.Winners will also receive complimentary membership for 2014.