HFFI Open House

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HFFI is having an Open House this Sunday, February 23rd, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. There will be a presentation about Lafayette Blvd's 20th-century history (in-town portion) at 2:00 pm and new exhibits done by UMW students/ graduates will be on display. The event will be at the Lewis Store, 1200 Caroline St. We hope to see you there!   … [Read more...]

Watch and Discuss Monuments Men

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Not since Indiana Jones has a movie been more about historic preservationists vs. the Nazis  than Monuments Men. On February 16th, the Historic Preservation Department is going to see Monuments Men at the Regal Theatre on Route 3 at a to be determined time. The movie will be free for all historic preservation majors, but transportation and snacks will not be provided. A sign up sheet will be located in the department and seats are limited. Also, non-historic preservation friends are welcome to go, but they responsible their own tickets. … [Read more...]

Explore Landscape Preservation in Malta

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This summer, the Landscape Institute at Boston Architectural College is offering an 8 week online course on preparing a Cultural Landscape Report, as part of its Landscape Preservation curriculum. One of the highlights of the course is a two week field experience at Villa Bologna in Malta, an eighteenth century villa. The course is open to undergraduate or graduate students, as well to professionals seeking CEUs or certificate credit. (AIA, ASLA, RIBA, APLD). This course is offered in partnership with BAC's Preservation Studies Program, which will be running a concurrent course in Architectural Materials Conservation. To find out more about the Cultural Landscape Studio: Malta, fees, schedule and course description, please visit the website. … [Read more...]

2014 Historical Archaeology Field School at St. Mary’s City

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Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), in association with St. Mary’s College of Maryland, announces its 2014 field school in historical archaeology. The goal of this summer’s excavations is to better understand the yards and structures around the Calvert House. Built in the first decade of Maryland’s settlement by Leonard Calvert, the first Governor, it served as the statehouse of the Province until 1676. The program is an intensive, 10 week experience in Colonial archaeology. The first week includes lectures on history, archaeological methods and material culture studies. Students learn artifact identification by working with one of the best archaeological collections of Colonial material in the country.  During the following weeks, students participate in excavation, recording and analysis. Students have the rare opportunity to learn about and help sail the MARYLAND DOVE, a replica of a 17th‑century, square-rigged tobacco ship. To apply to the 2014 HSMC Archaeology Field School, send … [Read more...]