Get spooked at the 29th Annual Ghostwalk!

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UMW's Historic Preservation Club is hosting its 29th annual GHOST WALK on Friday, October 25 (6pm-10pm) and Saturday, October 26 (5pm-10pm). Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for UMW students/staff, military with ID, and kids ages 6-12, and free for kids under the age of 5. Tours start every ten minutes at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library! For reservations or questions, contact UMWghostwalk@gmail.com or (540) 654-1315. … [Read more...]

MsVirginiaGal Went to Paris

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Here is an article written by Virginia Gerrish, an Historic Preservation major, on her trip to Paris this summer. Enjoy!   By the title of this article, one can rightly glean that I, MsVirginiaGal, did indeed go to Paris. I went as a student of the Preservation in Paris class, under Professor Andrea Livi Smith’s tutelage and guidance for the entire month of July. We were seven rag tag American innocents willingly throwing ourselves into a mix of other like-minded jet-setters (hah!). From the moment the plane bounced on the runway till wheels up for our return, we walked, danced, sang, photographed, gawked, ATE, drank (some), WALKED, shopped, learned, ATE, WALKED, wrote, traveled, sat on the metro, WALKED the metro lines, learned some more, went to many museums, WALKED, ATE, laughed, blogged, journelled, and did I mention I WALKED till my feet bled. The purpose of our adventure was to learn about preservation practices in Paris, but really we learned so much more. Speaking only … [Read more...]

Southern Garden History Society Student Scholarships for 2014 Annual Meeting

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From February 28-March 2, 2014, the Southern Garden History Society's 2014 Annual Meeting, “Preserving Our Coastal Garden Heritage: Camellia Culture & Rice Plantation,” will take place in Savannah, Georgia. Lectures and tours will include the gardens and homes within the Historic Savannah District and the Isle of Hope, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the Skidaway River. Tours of plantations around Savannah will be conducted at Wormsloe and Lebanon. The Sunday Optional Tour will visit three rice plantations in Liberty County and be entertained by the McIntosh Shouters with traditional Geechee-Gullah ring shouts. The society offers scholarships to attend the annual meeting to bona fide students enrolled in college and university majors relevant to the mission and goals of the society. Previous recipients are ineligible except that students may apply for scholarships once while an undergraduate and once while pursuing a graduate … [Read more...]