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Board Activities & Public Meetings

Quarterly Board Meetings

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 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.

Public Participation at Board of Historic Resources Meetings Information

2023 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings:

March 16, 2023 (third Thursday of the month)
June 15, 2023 (third Thursday)
September 21, 2023 (third Thursday)
December 14, 2023 (second Thursday

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

Most Recent Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources & State Review Board, March 16, 2023

This joint quarterly public meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board convened at 10:00 a.m. March 16, 2023 in Garden Hall, Maymont, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220.

The nominations below were approved for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and for forwarding to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.


Eastern Region

  1. Historic Resources Associated with African American Watermen of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Multiple Property Documentation Form, multiple jurisdictions, DHR No. 500-0007
  2. Outlaw, Samuel D. Blacksmith Shop, Town of Onancock, Accomack County, DHR No. 273-0014
  3. Downtown Norfolk Financial Historic District, City of Norfolk, DHR No. 122-6003
  4. Gascony, Northumberland County, DHR No. 066-5054
  5. Montross Historic District, Town of Montross, Westmoreland County, DHR No. 263-5038
  6. Newport News Downtown Historic District, City of Newport News, DHR No. 121-5621

Northern Region

  1. Drover’s Rest, Fairfax County, DHR No. 029-0012
  2. Philomont Historic District, Loudoun County, DHR No. 053-6509

Western Region

  1. Clarkton, Halifax County, DHR No. 041-0048
  2. Lower Basin Historic District 2023 Boundary Increase, City of Lynchburg, DHR No. 118-5507
  3. Pulaski High School, Town of Pulaski, Pulaski County, DHR No. 125-0063
  4. Roberson Mill, Floyd County, DHR No. 031-0001

Preliminary Information Forms

Western Region 

  1. Crockett, John, Farm, Wythe County, DHR No. 098-0004
  2. Firebaugh-Armentrout Farm, Rockbridge County, DHR No. 081-0077
  3. Hart Motors Showroom, City of Salem, DHR No. 129-5171
  4. Keiser House, City of Lynchburg, DHR No. 118-5718
  5. Rosenwald-Felts School, City of Galax, DHR No. 113-5041

Northern Region

  1. Creek Hollow Farm, Loudoun County, DHR No. 053-6284
  2. Dutch Hollow Hanger Cemetery, Augusta County, DHR No. 007-6089
  3. Ewing House, Rockingham County, DHR No. 082-0254
  4. Staunton Coca-Cola Bottling Works, City of Staunton, DHR No. 132-5071

Eastern Region

  1. Cuckoo School, Louisa County, DHR No. 054-5479
  2. Ebony Historic District, Brunswick County, DHR No. 012-5368
  3. Helping Hand Cemetery, Town of Courtland, Southampton County, DHR No. 201-5004
  4. Scottish Rite Temple, City of Richmond, DHR No. 127-6076-0049
  5. Scottsville Tire Cord Plant, Town of Scottsville, Albemarle County, DHR No. 298-5003
  6. Woburn Winery, Mecklenburg County, DHR No. 058-0122


Most Recent Board Training Session, March 16, 2022

Most Recent Board Training Session will convened at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Halsey Family Lecture Hall on March 16, 2022.

View a recording of the training session here.
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Updated March 21, 2023