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Window restoration workshop
Window restoration workshop
HISP 470 in Paris
HISP 470 in Paris
Raising a barn
Raising a barn
Montpelier Temple roof restoration
Montpelier Temple roof restoration
Preservation planning lab
Preservation planning lab
Innis House field documentation
Innis House field documentation
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New Mexico window repair
New Mexico window repair
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Montpelier barn tour
Montpelier barn tour
Making shingles in Williamsburg
Making shingles in Williamsburg
Blacksmith Shop, Williamsburg
Blacksmith Shop, Williamsburg

Since 1981, the Historic Preservation Department at the University of Mary Washington has taught a multi-disciplinary approach to the theories and practice of preservation as it has evolved in the United States. The Department stresses developing student understanding of the intellectual practices of: history, architectural history, archaeology, museum studies, preservation law, land use planning, and principles of architectural conservation, as well as the ethical and technical understanding of how public policy decisions are made and affect the survival of historic resources. Each student undertakes documentation and directed research on historic buildings, sites and structures in the region, first through classroom exercises and then at the upper level through personal research projects.
 
The Historic Preservation Department prepares students for work in the fields of preservation, cultural resource management, museum management, as well as further work toward graduate degrees in archaeology, history, architectural history and conservation, urban planning, and museum studies.

 

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