The Virginia Department of Historic Resources
is the State Historic
Our mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of
Virginia's significant historic architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources.
12 Historic Sites Added to
the Virginia Landmarks Register
From an iconic building once associated
with a Confederate soldiers’ home to modest structures built by African Americans in mountain communities in western Virginia
to the high-style mansions of Virginia’s elite, the commonwealth’s post-Civil War and early 20th-century history is represented in sites recently listed in the VLR
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Historic Sites to be
Added to the State and National Registers in December:
Historic places and buildings will be newly listed in the
Virginia Landmarks Register on December 12. The state approved sites will also be
forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for nomination.
See photos and read nominations
meeting is open to the public. It will convene at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 12, in Halsey Lecture Hall at the Virginia Historical Society, located at 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond.
More information about the DHR quarterly board meeting available
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October was Virginia Archaeology Month: Every
October people celebrate archaeology through
activities at libraries, museums, historical
societies, clubs, and active archaeological
sites. The theme for 2013 was Virginia's Threatened Sites Program. Partners in hosting archaeology month events
this year were Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Fairfield
Foundation, Friends of Green Springs, George Washington’s
birthplace Ferry Farm, Fort Eustis, MacCallum More Museum and Gardens, and
the Virginia Museum of Natural History, among others. Download or
view a Calendar of
Events for Archaeology Month 2013 (PDF). Posters are still available:
12 Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register:
New listings cover sites in the counties of Franklin, Highland, Loudoun, Nelson, Powhatan,
including four sites in Bath County, and the cities of Richmond and Roanoke.
press release (or view the slideshow above).
V-CRIS has a new public access feature: DHR is pleased to announce that
our recently-launched state-of-the-art GIS-based database, known as V-CRIS, allows limited
access to the public. While V-CRIS is a fee-based, licensed service, it
does feature a public component that allows visitors to search the database for basic
information on individual architectural resources or historic districts. It can be accessed
Meanwhile, detailed information about architectural and archaeological resources can be found using
the fee-based system, registration available
Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in June:
Virginia history from the Colonial to the post-World War II eras
is represented in nine sites the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved
for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register, the state’s official list of important historic
the full press release.
16 New Historical Highway Markers Approved:
Among the 16 new historical highway markers approved in June by the Virginia Department of
Historic Resources are seven signs covering Civil War history, six highlighting African American
history, and a sign recounting how the Declaration of Independence was saved during the War of 1812
before the British burned Washington DC.
Read the press release and texts of each marker.
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2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: (804) 367-2323