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.
13 Historic Sites Added to
the Virginia Landmarks Register
Among the 13 historic sites approved are
a farm that served as a refuge to Jews escaping
Nazi Germany, an estate that is home today to a unique educational music center,
and historic districts at the heart of five towns scattered from Tidewater
Cumberland Gap Turnpike in southwest Virginia.
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Post-Natural Disaster Advisory:
Recent News and Announcements
Cost Share Survey and Planning Request for Applications: DHR is pleased to announce the availability of funds via the Cost Share Survey and Planning program for localities and planning district commissions who are interested in partnering with DHR to conduct local and regional cultural resources survey and planning activities. The application is available
here and is due June 21, 2013. Please contact your
regional DHR office or
Carey L. Jones, Survey Coordinator, for more information regarding the Cost Share Survey and Planning Program.
Teaching with Historic Places, Annual K-12 Workshop: DHR is partnering with Sweet Briar College's Tusculum Institute to conduct this annual workshop for K-12 educators and historical organizations. It will be held
June 15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Civil Rights in Education."
More information and registration
Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in March:
A farm that served as a refuge to Jews escaping Nazi Germany,
an estate that is home today to a unique educational music center, and historic
districts at the heart of five towns scattered from Tidewater to the Cumberland Gap Turnpike
in southwest Virginia are among the
13 new sites added to the state register during DHR's the March
joint meeting of DHR's two boards.
the full press release.
DHR Adds 16 Historic Sites to Virginia Landmarks Register:
The story of education for African Americans and women in Virginia factors into five of the
16 sites the Department of Historic Resources recently listed in the VLR, the state’s official list of historically important places. The sites include a Farmville church, two Tidewater schools, a house in Falls Church, and a building at the University of Richmond.
(Read press release with summary of each
Cannon Memorial Chapel
DHR Adds 3 Buildings at University of Richmond to Virginia Landmarks Register: In advance of the 100th anniversary in 2014 marking its move from a campus at the then-edge of Richmond
( where it occupied a single city block in the Fan neighborhood), UR and DHR have partnered to list three campus buildings in the Virginia Landmarks Register: North Court, Ryland Hall and Cannon Memorial Chapel. All three buildings reflect important aspects of UR’s history, from its founding as a Baptist seminary in the early 1830s to opening its classrooms to women in 1898, only a few decades after the severe hardships the school endured during and after the Civil War.
Look! DHR's most recent book publication:
Jordan's Point, Virginia: Archaeology in Perspective,
Prehistoric to Modern Times
by Martha W. McCartney.
If there is “a world in a grain of sand,” as the poet
William Blake writes, then imagine what archaeology can reveal
at a richly layered triangle of land known as Jordan’s Point,
situated along the James River, just down river from the City of
Hopewell. What archaeologists discovered there through careful
investigations sponsored by [DHR] ... is a path into the worlds of Virginia prehistory, colonial, and post-colonial history
... Anyone interested in Virginia history will want Martha McCartney’s book in his or her library.
— From the Foreword by Kathleen S. Kilpatrick, Director, DHR.
Generously illustrated and priced at $14.95, it is now available
through local bookstores or the
of Virginia Press
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Phone: (804) 367-2323