Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Field School

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From May 15-May 28, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest will be holding its 2016 Architectural History/Architectural Restoration Field School. The program will teach 10 participants an overview of the philosophy, process, and techniques for museum-quality architectural restoration and conservation. This year, the history of Thomas Jefferson and his villa retreat, architectural investigation, documentation, and restoration techniques will be covered. Applications must be received by March 25th and more information can be found here. … [Read more...]

2016 David W. Wright Scholarship

The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges (NSPCB) is now accepting applications for the 2016 David W. Wright Scholarship. David W. Wright was the NSPCB president from 1986 until 2013. Mr. Wright strongly advocated the preservation of covered bridges with historic integrity in mind. The scholarship is to encourage students to pursue degrees leading to careers in bridge preservation, repair, and/or restoration. Awards may be offered for up to $1000 each. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate historic preservation program in an accredited institution, such as UMW. Applicants who aren't enrolled in a historic preservation program but can show that they are still interested in historic bridge preservation are also able to apply. All applications must be received in full by April 15, 2016 by mail or an email attachment. Applicants will hear back by May and winners will receive their awards in July. For more information and the … [Read more...]

Fall 2015 Newsletter

The Historic Preservation's Fall 2015 newsletter is now here! Since 2012, our newsletter has been released digitally. To sign up for an automatic alert when the newsletter arrives, click here. Click here to read the newsletter! … [Read more...]

Book Prize Lecture

Combs 237 September 22, 2015 5:30-6:30pm The Center for Historic Preservation is thrilled to announce that Marta Gutman, the winner of the 2015 Historic Preservation Book Prize, will be giving a lecture on her book on September 22nd. A City for Children; Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950 follows the progression of social history, urban planning, and architecture in the city of Oakland for a century. The lecture is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]