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.
7 Historic Sites Added to the
Virginia Landmarks Register
The first dormitory built at Virginia Tech, an early
Charlottesville suburb, a cut-flower greenhouse complex in Lynchburg, and a
modernist-style house of worship in Arlington County are among the seven new
listings added to the Virginia Landmarks Register by the Virginia Department
of Historic Resources earlier this month.
slideshow of the places.
(See more slideshows
Recent News and Announcements
Virginia Archaeology Month 2014
Battlefield Preservation and Stewardship Workshop: DHR is sponsoring a two-day
workshop on October 23 and 24 to highlight the vital role not-for-profit preservation
organizations can play in passing forward a lasting legacy as partners in the preservation
and stewardship of threatened Civil War battlefields. Open to all citizens, organizations,
or jurisdictions interested in meaningful actions and ways to preserve, interpret
and promote Civil War battlefields in their communities and regions, the workshop,
titled “Virginia’s ‘Unclaimed’ Civil War Battlefields—A Preservation Opportunity, A Preservation
Challenge,” will be hosted by Richard Bland College in Petersburg.
Workshop Agenda (updates to follow).
here (links to Richard Bland College
Website). For more information, read this
flyer or contact
Glenn.Stach@dhr.virginia.gov. Also, learn more at our
Battlefield Preservation page.
DHR recognizes and celebrates Virginia archaeology through
partners' events at libraries, museums,
historical societies, clubs, and at active archaeological sites. The
theme for 2014 is Underwater Archaeology
and Virginia's Threatened Sites. Partners in hosting archaeology month events
this year include Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Fairfield
Foundation, Fort Eustis, and MacCallum More Museum and Gardens, among others. Download or
view a Calendar of
Events for Archaeology Month 2014 (PDF).
If you would like
a copy of this year's double-sided poster, contact
DHR Work Plan October 2014-September 2015:
DHR has completed a
draft of our agency Work Plan
the coming (federal fiscal) year. It spells out DHR's vision and goals and how the agency will
achieve those goals. Please direct any comments about the plan to Stephanie Williams, DHR Deputy Director, at
(804) 482-6082 or by email at
DHR needs public input.
That means we need to hear from you
— and other citizens and organizations throughout the
- What are the major issues facing the preservation
community and use of historic resources over the next decade?
- What values and vision should shape our collective formal preservation plans and goals?
- How should Virginia’s preservation community (including this agency and a wide range of public and private partners) address these issues as we preserve and care for Virginia’s historic resources during the next decade?
We invite you, as part of this public input process, to complete a survey located at the
Your feedback is vital to the Department of Historic Resources in developing a meaningful
statewide Virginia Comprehensive Preservation Plan. If you care about preservation and your
community’s historic resources and assets,
the estimated 15 minutes it takes to complete the
survey will be time well spent.
For more about the Comprehensive Plan, see under "Background"
New Publication from DHR:
Virginia Historical HIghway Markers & The War of
This guide, created originally for the 2014
Legacy Symposium convened at Fort Monroe and Hampton University
in June, highlights 39 state historical markers that deal with
aspects of the War of 1812.
Organized by county or city locales, the guide provides the text
of each highway maker.
The 12-page guide includes illustrations and photos and should
benefit teachers, students, and travelers.
Download the PDF now.
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Phone: (804) 367-2323