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Virginia Preservation Conference

Thank you for a successful 2017 Virginia Preservation Conference!
The 2017 Virginia Preservation Conference was a major success thanks to our co-host, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the gracious city of Petersburg and all of our incredible guests, sponsors and speakers.  

Mayor Samuel Parham of Petersburg, David Trowbridge of Marshall University and the Petersburg Preservation Task Force were some of our speakers at this year's conference. After a morning filled with insights from our keynote speaker and panel on Community Partnerships and Historic Resource Management, guests had the change to grab lunch around Old Towne Petersburg and participate in concurrent sessions on a range of topics related to partnerships and historic preservation. Tours were held throughout the city at historic sites, including Battersea and Pocahontas Island.                       


Campbell County Training School Complex is the 2017 Preservation Pitch winner 
Millicent Nash, chairperson of the Campbell County Training School Complex Committee, won this year's Preservation Pitch competition on behalf of the school. The $2,000 grant will help fund exterior work on the Assembly Building located within the complex. 

(left to right: Justin Sarafin, Millicent Nash, Elizabeth Kostelny, Patti Loughridge, Leighton Powell) 

We thank our sponsors, without whom the conference would not be possible.