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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Boards’ Activities


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. 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. Check below for time, place, and draft agenda for each meeting.

Images of buildings
At the Dec. 2018 quarterly meeting of the DHR boards, these properties were approved for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register and for forwarding to the NPS for nomination to the National Register (clockwise, from top left): Buchanan Theatre (Botetourt Co.); Model Tobacco Company complex (Richmond); Locke’s Mill (Clarke Co.); Fort Lewis (Bath Co.).

2019 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings

March 21, 2019 (third Thursday of the month)

June 20, 2019 (third Thurs.)

September 19, 2019 (third Thurs.)

December 12, 2018 (second Thurs.)


March 21, 2019 Quarterly Meeting of DHR Boards

March 2019 FINAL agenda [pdf]

The March 21 meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources (VBHR) had to be cancelled when a quorum of the board failed to appear (due to illnesses among members). The State Review Board (SRB) did meet on March 21, 2019, at Halsey Lecture Hall, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23221.  DHR has yet to reschedule a meeting of the VBHR to review nominations to the Virginia Landmarks Register and new historical highway markers. 


The nominations below will be considered for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) during a joint meeting of DHR’s two boards on September 20.

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.

Eastern Region

Northern Region

Western Region

Preliminary Information Forms

Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR has evaluated during the current quarter are posted below for review by the State Review Board prior to their quarterly meeting.

Western Region

Northern Region

Eastern Region

Updated March 21, 2019