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...]