Archives for October 2011

Dr. Heather Huyck Visits UMW

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, the Center for Historic Preservation, in cooperation with the Department of Women and Gender Studies, co-sponsored a lecture featuring Dr. Heather Huyck, a public historian with more than 30 years of experience in the field. Dr. Huyck’s 5:00pm lecture in Combs Hall was titled, “Hard Hats & High Heels: Women Working in Historic Preservation”. Dr. Huyck gave a brief history of her personal experience entering the field of historic preservation and public history, including the challenges she faced as a career-seeking woman in the 1970’s; during a time when social and economic equality for American women did not exist. Dr. Huyck attributes her success to her persevering nature and desire to fulfill her own dreams. “Do what you love, and the rest will work itself out.” Hyuck explained to her audience. From here, Dr. Huyck began delving into her research interests and some of the work she had accomplished while employed at the National Park … [Read more...]

Internship Opportunity

If you are an undergraduate, graduate or professional student with strong interest in issues critical to the world today, the Habalis Construction Intern Program might be just the option you are looking for. Habalis is located in downtown Fredericksburg and is seeking dependable, enthusiastic and professional candidates for internships. Internships mirror the schools semesters with the Spring extending from late January through May. These internship require a minimum of 6 hours per week during the school year and 8 during the summer. Internships focus on hands-on experience, helping to accomplish HCI's mission and perspective in regards to the intern becoming involved in the community. Please contact Jay Holloway at for more information … [Read more...]

Traditions III

The 19th Annual Symposium on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts is being presented at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 9:00am to 3:30 pm. More details can be found here … [Read more...]

The new UMW Historic Preservation website

Hello and welcome to the brand new Historic Preservation website! We're excited you are visiting! As you look around, you might notice that we've added a new option under the About page titled Newsletter; by next semester we will be offering the option of a paperless newsletter. If you would like to receive the newsletter, you can sign up for it now. Please take the time to explore our new website and while you are looking around, let us know if you see anything that could be improved upon, fixed, or added. We’re glad to get positive feedback as well, so praise is welcome. Good or bad, we would love to hear your opinion. Remember to bookmark the new site so you aren't searching around for it. Enjoy!   -Stephanie Battleson `13 UMW Historic Preservation Student Aide … [Read more...]