Movie Night: Les Triplettes de Belleville

On Thursday,  September 19th, the Historic Preservation Department is hosting a viewing of Les Triplettes de Belleville, a French film by Sylvain Chomet. Please join us for popcorn, drinks, and fun in Combs 025. The movie will start at 7PM! Don't miss this clever and unique film! … [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...]

Student Submissions for NCPE

National Council for Preservation Education Application to Present a Paper at the 2013 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference Indianapolis, IN 10 April 2013   The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) is pleased to announce it will select four students currently enrolled in a NCPE member historic preservation program to present papers at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Indianapolis, IN, October 29 - November 2, 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is “Preservation at the Crossroads,” which the National Trust intends to challenge preservationists to “think outside the box” in order to examine new and innovative ideas to grow the historic preservation field in the 21st century. Building upon the three subthemes of the conference, the National Council for Preservation Education invites students to submit papers related to the following: 1) Mapping a New Policy Agenda. Question existing policies, … [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...]