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...]

Free Admission to Virginia’s Historic Houses


Are you looking for something to do this weekend? In celebration of Virginia's "Year of the Historic House", a bunch of historic house museum in Virginia  will be open for free on September 14 and 15. All you have to do to gain free access to these sites is print out an entrance "passport".  The list of house museums participating and free access "passports" can be found at the historic homes of Virginia website.   … [Read more...]

National Trust Conference 2013: Indianapolis


The National Trust Conference this year will be in Indianapolis in late October 2013. This event is a great chance for upperclassmen to see current projects and research in Historic Preservation, and to meet some preservationists (and potential employers). Interested in attending? Please contact Dr. Smith. The Center for Historic Preservation will be providing some funds to help cover costs of the trip. For more information about the conference, please visit the National Trust website. … [Read more...]

Vintage Route 1 Tour and Downtown Community Day

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On Saturday, September 7, please join The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. in downtown Fredericksburg for their second annual Vintage Route 1 event! Visitors will get to follow Route 1 downtown and learn about how the "highway" changed Fredericksburg forever.Take a tour of Lafayette Boulevard or Princess Anne Street and learn the history of the Original Route 1 that came right through downtown Fredericksburg. Riverfront Park will have restored classic cars on display from the Historic Fredericksburg Region AACA. There will be a plethora of children's activities, including the HFFI Jr. Archaeology Lab where kids can learn how to clean and tag real artifacts! Vendors and entertainment will be running all day and the Annual Vintage Fashion Show will be taking place right in the park at 3:00 pm. The Masonic Lodge at 803 Princess Anne Street is allowing HFFI to present their Fredericksburg 20th-century history exhibit in Baker Hall. Streetcar and walking tours of downtown will be … [Read more...]