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...]

2014 National Parks Transportation Scholars Program

The National Park Transportation Scholars Program is a unique year long National Parks program for transportation specialists. This program will allow transportation professionals, as well as master's and doctoral candidates in the fields of transportation, engineering, and planning, the opportunity to work with the Park Service  in developing transportation solutions to preserve their resources and enhance the visitor experience. Assignments start in late June and will last for twelve months afterward. Members of the scholar program will be reimbursed for travel expenditures and stipend  $50,000. Applications for this program are due February 28th. For more information on the program and application process, follow this link.  … [Read more...]

Historic Preservation Department Sweatshirts Now Available

This semester the Historic Preservation Club is selling department sweatshirts. The price of the shirts are $15 and are due on November 11 in the Preservation Club's mailbox in the department. Please remember to specify your name and size (S,M,L,XL)  with your payment. The club will only be accepting cash or checks written out to the University of Mary Washington Historic Preservation Club. Alumni can order sweatshirts, however you must be able( or know someone who will) drop money off in the club mail and pick up your sweatshirt. The club will not be mailing any sweatshirts. For more information, please email the UMW Historic Preservation Club at … [Read more...]

The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center and HFFI Are Releasing a New Book

This Sunday, October 27, the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center and the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation will be releasing their book "The Circle Unbroken: Civil War Letters of the Knox Family of Fredericksburg." This book is a collection of letters of the Knox family who lived in the house that is now the Kenmore Inn during the Civil War. These letters are a great sources from the Civil War and show the great struggle of living in Fredericksburg during the war. On Sunday from 3 to 5 pm, there will be a free book release event at the Kenmore Inn. Guests will be able to enjoy self guided tours of the inn, wine & hors d’oeuvres catered by the Kenmore Inn and a chance to be the first to purchase the book. RSVPs for this event are suggested. Please RSVP to 540-371-4504/ More information will be on the HFFI Website.  … [Read more...]