The Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board meet quarterly to consider new nominations of historic sites for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The two boards also consider proposed updates and boundary increases to nominations for sites previously listed in the VLR and NRHP.
Additionally, the Board of Historic Resources considers new or proposed updates to historical highway markers, and new preservation easements. The State Review Board discusses and evaluates Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR staff has requested to be considered (the first step toward listing a site on the state or national registers). On occasion, the boards convene for special meetings, which are announced here in advance.
Prior to each quarterly meeting, DHR posts information about new nominations, highway markers, easements, and PIFs on this webpage, along with an agenda for the meeting.
The public is welcome to attend quarterly and special board meetings.
March 18, 2021 (third Thursday of the month)
June 17, 2021 (third Thursday)
September 16, 2021 (third Thursday)
December 9, 2021 (second Thursday)
Check below for time, place, and draft agenda for each meeting.
Please note: Out of a concern for health and safety and because of a commitment to reduce the risk and spread of novel coronavirus, DHR will conduct the December 2020 Joint Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board meeting and the separate Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board meetings using electronic communications. We are doing so in accord with Item 4-0.01.g. of Chapter 1283 (2020 Acts of Assembly), as the COVID-19 emergency makes it impracticable or unsafe to assemble in a single location. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss or transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue operation of the Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board and the discharge of their lawful purposes, duties, and responsibilities.
Board members and staff will participate remotely.
The next joint quarterly public meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board will convene remotely on March 18, at 10 a.m. If you have questions prior to the board meeting, please contact Stephanie Williams via email.
In the event there is an interruption in the broadcast of the meeting, please call (804) 482-6446.
JOINT MEETING OF THE BOARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES & THE STATE REVIEW BOARD
Registration is required for this portion of the meeting. Registration will remain open throughout the duration of the meeting on March 18, 2021. Once you register, you will receive both a link and a phone number to participate. To register, click here.
PUBLIC COMMENT—REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 5 P.M. MARCH 17
For those logged in via computer or smartphone/ipad app who wish to provide public comment on any agenda item including nominations, highway markers, and easements, there will be one (1) public comment period at the beginning of the 10 a.m. meeting and two ways to provide public comment:
The meeting of the BOARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES to consider new highway markers and easements may be attended by following the instructions above for the joint meeting of the BHR and SRB.
Meeting Agenda DRAFT
The nominations below will be considered for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR).
Note: In order to read and print joint board minutes, nomination forms, or Preliminary Information Forms, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer (free software). Download Acrobat Reader now.
Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR has evaluated during the current quarter are posted below for review by the State Review Board prior to its quarterly meeting.
Instructions to attend the PIF session of the State Review Board:
Updated March 5, 2021