Stewardship of a University’s Built Heritage

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Jack Pyburn, FAIA will present a lecture entitled Stewardship of a University's Built Heritage.  This lecture sponsored by the UMW Center for Historic Preservation will delve into how University campuses can best address preservation issues with limited fiscal resources.  The lecture will be held on November 11th from 5-6:30 in Combs Hall, room #237. … [Read more...]

Preservation Students Present at Archeological Society of Virginia Conference

Congratulations to Historic Preservation students Jessica Bittner and Robin Ramey who presented at the Archeological Society of Virginia Conference on October 12th.  Despite a Sunday morning session attendance was high.  The abstract for their presentation is posted below.  Funding was in part made possible by the UMW Center for Historic Preservation. A Progress Report on the Oval Site (44WM80), Stratford Hall Plantation Jessica Bittner and Robin Ramey, University of Mary Washington For several summer seasons the Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington has sponsored an archaeological field school in cooperation with the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association at a mid-18th-century site at Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County. Known as the Oval Site because of its location within a modern, reconstructed landscape feature, the site contains four earthfast buildings and corresponds either to a plantation farm quarter or an overseer’s … [Read more...]

Amphitheatre History

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The history of the UMW Amphitheatre has been posted under Research Resources-University of Mary Washington (link below).  This history was created as part of the UMW Preservation Plan. http://www.umw.edu/chp/research-resources/university-of-mary-washington/   … [Read more...]

Chandler Hall History and Drawings Posted

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The history of Chander Hall has been posted under Resources-University of Mary Washington (http://www.umw.edu/chp/research-resources/university-of-mary-washington/ )as well as drawings created by Charles Robinson in 1928 for construction of Chandler Hall (the Training School) and the drawings created by J. Binford Walford in 1938 for the portico addition to Chandler Hall (cabinet 2).   … [Read more...]

2015 Historic Preservation Book Prize

The Center for Historic Preservation at The University of Mary Washington seeks nominations for its 2015 Historic Preservation Book Prize. Established by the Center in 1988, the Historic Preservation Book Prize is awarded annually by a jury of preservation academics and professionals to the book with the most potential for positively impacting the discipline of historic preservation in the United States. In making its selection, the jury focuses on books that break new ground or contribute to the intellectual vitality of the preservation movement. Entries may come from any discipline that relates to the theory or practice of historic preservation. Nominations may be made by any source. In order for a book to be eligible for the 2014 Historic Preservation Book Prize, it must be available in the United States between January 1, and December 31, 2014. Letters of nomination and six (6) copies of the nominated book must be postmarked by January 3, 2015, and sent to: Dr. Doug Sanford, … [Read more...]

Professor Doug Sanford and the Stratford Field School in the News

Congratulations to Professor Sanford and the Stratford field school. http://news.fredericksburg.com/pastisprologue/2014/08/25/umw-students-at-stratford-hall-go-the-extra-mile/ http://www.freelancestar.com/2014-08-26/articles/43671/excavations-reveal-how-lees-slaves-lived/ … [Read more...]

New Fredericksburg Courthouse and Clerk’s Office Location

Researchers and students be advised, the Fredericksburg Clerk's Office is now open in its new location, just down the street, at 701 Princess Anne Street on the first floor. The new facilty does not allow cellphones, backpacks or computers. … [Read more...]

Stafford will study slavery locations

University of Mary Washington Historic Preservation professor Douglas Sanford will spearhead an effort to study slavery locations in Stafford County, Virginia.  This work will be conducted with support from the University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation as well as funds from Stafford County which were obtained as part of a Virginia Department of Historic Resources grant.  Follow the link to learn more (http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2014/07/31/stafford-to-study-slavery-locations/)   … [Read more...]