Why We Are Here: Connections in Preservation

Why We Are Here Lecture Poster

The Department of Historic Preservation presents a lecture by Tracy Hadden Loh. Born and raised in D.C., Tracy has long been interested in urban infrastructure and federal policy. With a background in urban studies and computational math, Tracy is a research manager at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and director of the National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse. She will present her lecture, Why We Are Here: Connections in Preservation. This presentation will be on Wednesday, April 9 at 5PM in Combs Hall RM 237. Follow this link for more information about Rails-to-Trails. … [Read more...]


Are you a bridge enthusiast? Do you love adventure? Professors Smith and Sanford are leading an adventure that will take you to the most magnificent bridges in Fredericksburg. Not only will it involve conversation about awesome architecture, but it also involves a trip to Carl’s. After, there will be a competition to see who can build the strongest bridge out of Popsicle sticks. And yes, there will be prizes for the winners! We will be meeting at 1pm on March 23. Bridge Poster … [Read more...]

HFFI Open House


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


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...]