Preventive Conservati​on: A hands-on study experience


Are you interested in a hands-on study experience from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation? This is a unique opportunity to study and apply preventive conservation techniques in a historic house on a wilderness barrier island off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Six participants will join six project leaders for this in-depth experience at the Torrey West House on Ossabaw Island.  The island is reachable only by chartered boat, and participants will  bring supplies and food from the mainland. The course is intended for anyone managing a historic property, and it has been popular with emerging professionals in the field. For more information visit their website. … [Read more...]

International Education Week


From September 16th-21st, the Center for International Education at UMW is having their 2nd Annual International Education Week. The week consist of daily events around campus that will conclude with the Education Abroad Fair on Saturday, September 21st. The Education Abroad fair will be on the fourth floor of Lee from 9:30- 12:30 pm and will provide student an opportunity to learn about the various study abroad programs the university offers. In Summer 2015, Professor Smith will be teaching Historic Preservation 470 in Paris, France again. This trip will be Professor Smith's third time teaching Hisp 470 in Paris and is a great opportunity for students. The class will give students an opportunity to explore Paris beyond its major tourist attractions and learn more about preservation and planning. Students do not need to know French for this course because it is taught in English, but there is an option to take French courses there. Interested in studying abroad or the 2nd Annual … [Read more...]

Book Prize Winner: Paul Hardin Kapp


Please join the Center for Historic Preservation in welcoming the 2013 BOOK PRIZE WINNER, Paul Hardin Kapp, as he presents Synergicity. Monday October 7 at 5 pm in Combs 237. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there! … [Read more...]

Preservation Symposium: Preserving the 18th Century in the 21st


On Saturday, November 16, Gunston Hall will be hosting a symposium  focusing on historic structures and modern preservation efforts. Those who attend this conference will be able to hear from numerous historians, architects, and preservation professionals. During the symposium, there will be presentations made by Carl Lounsbury (Colonial Williamsburg), Judy Peterson (Marblehead Architecture Heritage), Sarah D. Pope (Menokin), Doug Harnsberger (Salubria), and Mark Wenger (MCWB). Gunston Hall will also be offering interested students scholarships to attend the symposium. Interested in attending? Please contact Mark Whatford, the Deputy Director of Gunston Hall at For more information about the conference, please visit this link for more details. … [Read more...]