Chance to participate in Preservation Advocacy Day

Each year Preservation Action (PA), together with the National Conference of Historic Preservation Officers, organizes a Preservation Advocacy Day. This year’s event will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Monday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 26th. Student attendance at this annual event allows them to become more familiar with ongoing and current federal preservation programs and policy. This year, students will be able to join hundreds of like-minded preservationists in Washington to head to Capitol Hill and lobby Congress to strengthen preservation throughout the United States. They are eligible for a discounted registration of $60.00 (regularly $130) to participate in National Preservation Advocacy Day. Registration includes briefing material and legislative trainings for Hill visits, attendance to the Federal Agency update, Preservation Action and National Alliance of Preservation Commissions’ annual meetings. In addition, they are invited to attend a … [Read more...]

Volunteer Opportunity

The City of Alexandria’s Historic Preservation division will be conducting an architectural survey of the Old and Historic Alexandria District in 2013. This survey will be the first of its kind in the country as they launch a new GIS-based mobile application designed to expedite the surveying process and facilitate sharing of information between the City of Alexandria, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and the National Park Service. The City is currently seeking volunteers to complete the field survey. They anticipate 3 days of training mid to late February and the actual surveying (10-15 days during the week and weekends) will be in March.  In addition to the survey, they are looking for folks to do historical research, and preferable individuals with a background in architectural history.   If you are interested or want more information, please contact: Mary Catherine Collins Historic Preservation, Planner I City of Alexandria Department of … [Read more...]

Movie Night: Ghost Busters

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On Monday February 4th the Historic Preservation Department is hosting a viewing of the classic film: Ghost Busters! Please join us for free snacks and fun in Combs 025. Come for the ghosts, stay for the urban architecture. … [Read more...]