The new UMW Historic Preservation website

Hello and welcome to the brand new Historic Preservation website! We're excited you are visiting! As you look around, you might notice that we've added a new option under the About page titled Newsletter; by next semester we will be offering the option of a paperless newsletter. If you would like to receive the newsletter, you can sign up for it now. Please take the time to explore our new website and while you are looking around, let us know if you see anything that could be improved upon, fixed, or added. We’re glad to get positive feedback as well, so praise is welcome. Good or bad, we would love to hear your opinion. Remember to bookmark the new site so you aren't searching around for it. Enjoy!   -Stephanie Battleson `13 UMW Historic Preservation Student Aide … [Read more...]

Hard Hats and High Heels

Hard Hats & High Heels October 5, 2011 Combs 25 at 4:00 pm with Dr. Heather Huyck Are you currently a Historic Preservation major or maybe thinking about majoring in Historic Preservation? Come learn about what a career in Preservation is like with Dr. Huyck. … [Read more...]

2011 Historic Preservation Book Prize Winner

2011 Historic Preservation Book Prize Winner Lois Olcott Price Combs 004, 5:00-6:00pm October 12, 2011 Refreshments served at 4:30 pm outside of Combs 25   Please come and help us welcome the 2011 Historic Preservation book prize winner Lois Olcott Price! There will be a social at 4:30 and then she will be speaking on her book Line, Shade and Shadow:the fabrication and preservation of architectural drawings. Lois is currently the Director of Conservation and Senior conservator of library collections at the Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, DE. She has a Master of Art degree in American Material Culture from the University of Delaware. Her interest in preservation started in 1991 with American architectural drawings. She has also consulted and lectured on many issues related to architectural drawings. … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather Huyck

Please join us on Wednesday October 5 at 7 pm in Lee Hall 412 to hear Dr. Heather Huyck speak on "Revealing Women: Using Tangible Resources to Preserve, Research and Interpret American Women." Dr. Huyck has been a public historian since 1971 and has many specialties, one of them being Women's history. She is currently a visiting associate professor at the College of William & Mary. She also helped edit the book Women's History: Sites and Resources. This event will be co-hosted with the Women and Gender Studies department. … [Read more...]