Lewis Store Open House

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Did you hear? The Lewis Store is having an open house on October 5th from 6-9pm to show off their Vintage Route 1 Timeline Exhibit and let the public know what the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. (HFFI) has planned for the coming months. For those of you not in the know, the Lewis store is one of the oldest  surviving retail buildings in the United states, constructed in 1749 by Fielding Lewis. The store is located on 1200 Caroline Street and light refreshments will be served so be sure to stop by and check it out! … [Read more...]

Movie Night: Blade Runner

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Do you love Science Fiction movies? Do you love Harrison Ford? Do you love replicants? Well maybe not the last one, but if you love the Blade Runner, then make sure you join us on Monday, September 24th at 7pm in Combs 004! Bring your friends and roommates and come ready to have fun. There will be free popcorn and drinks provided. And lets be honest, who doesn't want to see a movie made in the 1980s about 2019? And now just to remind you how awesome Harrison Ford is, a clip from Indiana Jones.   … [Read more...]

Urban Studies Minor

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Starting this Fall, UMW is offering a new Urban Studies minor. This minor requires six classes, which can be taken from extensive selections within the Historic Preservation, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Classics, History, or Art History departments. For more information and a list of required courses please visit the Urban Studies Minor page under the requirements tab. Considering the minor? Please contact Dr. Smith (Combs 134 or alsmith@umw.edu). … [Read more...]

Book Prize Winner: Jeffrey Chusid

On October 22, 2012 the Historic Preservation department will be hosting the winner of the 2012 Book Prize Jeffrey Chusid. Mr Chusid is an architect and associate professor for the Historic Preservation program at Cornell University. His many accomplishment over the years include planning and designing cultural landscapes and material conservation projects around the world,  being a coordinator for DOCOMOMO, curating exhibits on modern architecture and being an editor for the Journal of Architectural Education. Chusid's book Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity is a case study of Frank Lloyd Wrights's Freeman House in Los Angeles, CA. In it he tells the story of the house, the occupants and the efforts that have been made to preserve its integrity. Chusid also asks two questions about the house 1) does it's integrity depend on saving intact the experimental textile-block construction and 2) does its significance derive primarily … [Read more...]