National Barn Alliance Meeting (Feb 15-17th)

Do you love barns? Well if you do, on February 15th-17th you will have the opportunity to attend the National Barn Alliance Meeting held right here in Fredericksburg! The National Barn Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to preserving America’s Historic barns while seeking to educate the public on efforts to preserve barns. They encourage the documentation of barns and support preservation organizations and programs. If you would like to learn more about them, you can visit their website at http://barnalliance.org/. For more information about the National Barn Alliance Meeting, you can visit the schedule at this link or contact Professor Michael Spencer at mspen1bi@umw.edu. … [Read more...]

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: 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...]