Ice Cream Social 2013

Join the Historic Preservation Department as we celebrate the new semester at our annual Ice Cream Social! The frozen festivities will take place on Thursday, September 5, from 5:00-6:00 pm in the basement of Combs Hall. We hope to see you there! … [Read more...]


Join the students of HISP 469: Laboratory in Preservation Planning as they present the product of this semester's hard work - Bike|Ped|Fred. Led by Professor Andrea Livi Smith, the class has developed a bicycle and pedestrian plan for the city of Fredericksburg. Come see what this project is all about! … [Read more...]

Follow-Up: National Barn Alliance Meeting

Thanks to Catherine Brau for sharing her experience at the National Barn Alliance Meeting! Barn lovers!  The National Barn Alliance Meeting was hosted on campus February 15th – 17th.  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.  The meeting was a great opportunity to network with fellow (barn enthusiasts) preservationists and learn more about one of our more precious vernacular resources – barns.  Historic barns – and farmsteads in general – are truly becoming a thing of the past as a result of commercialization and evolving technology and the poor maintenance of outdated or unnecessary structures.  More importantly, barns are typically not the focus of surveying and documenting efforts.   During the conference, students were able to present their … [Read more...]