Julia Costello Lecture

On Wednesday, November 3, Julia Costello, co-author of The California Missions: History, Art, and Preservation, will come to the University of Mary Washington to lecture. Her book is the winner of the 2010 Historic Preservation Book Prize. In 1988, the Center for Historic Preservation established the Book Prize, which is annually awarded to a book that has made a significant contribution to the field of historic preservation in the United States. Costello holds a Ph.D in archaeology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is recognized as an expert on archaeology and cultural resources in the Western United States, with an emphasis in the California Missions. Please come out to support her talk! When: Wednesday, November 3 at 5:00pm Where: Combs 237 … [Read more...]

2011 Book Prize Call for Submissions

The Center for Historic Preservation at The University of Mary Washington seeks nominations for its 2011 Historic Preservation Book Prize.  Established by the Center in 1988, the Historic Preservation Book Prize is awarded annually by a jury of preservation professionals to the book deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the field of historic preservation in the United States.  In making its selection, the jury focuses on books, which break new ground or contribute to the intellectual vitality of the preservation movement.  Entries may come from any of the disciplines that relate to the theory or practice of historic preservation.  Nominations may be made by any source. In order for a book to be eligible for the 2011 Historic Preservation Book Prize, it must be first available in the United States between January 1, and December 31, 2010. Letters of nomination and six (6) copies of the nominated book must be postmarked by January 3, 2011, and sent to: Andrea Livi … [Read more...]

Preservation+Design Lecture Series: William Tucker, AIA

Bill Tucker will kick off our Preservation+Design lecture series. His practice specializes in new homes, renovations and additions to existing residences. Come find out how design and preservation interact in real world projects! Title: Precedents and Pattern Books: The Tradition of Influencing Architectural Design When: Tuesday October 19th at 5 pm Where: Combs 002 Refreshments will be served. … [Read more...]

Small group but loud opinions when it comes to planning…

The Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) has been conducting a study on the future land use of the George Washington Region—the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford and the city of Fredericksburg.  In order to gain public opinion on the planning matters, FAMPO has been holding meetings open to the public in each county and in downtown Fredericksburg.  I attended the meeting for Spotsylvania County on September 23, and even though there was a small showing (due to the wrong address printed on the invitations) there was no lack in feedback from the opinionated/concerned group of five. Our group was an interesting mix—an older man who had grown up and still lives in the area and longed for the original transit option, pre-Fred, another older man who had moved down here from New Jersey to be close with his grandchildren and is concerned for their upbringing and how the area will shape their growth, a Fredericksburg GIS employee with the same … [Read more...]