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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

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 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.

Public Participation at Board of Historic Resources Meetings Information

2021 Schedule for Quarterly Joint 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)

Boards Training 2021 Schedule:
Board of Historic Resources

  • Easements – Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Highway Markers – Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Register – Wednesday, March 17, 2021

State Review Board

  • Register – Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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

2020 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings:

March 19 (cancelled)
June 18 (third Thursday)
September 17 (third Thursday)
December 10 (second Thursday)

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.

Next Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board, December 10

The next quarterly meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board will convene remotely on December 10, at 10 a.m. Instructions will be posted on how members of the public can access the meeting online and make comments during the meeting. If you have questions prior to the board meeting, please contact Stephanie Williams via email.

Small images of four buildings that will be considered for listing on the registers
The properties above are among those that were list to the VLR during the June quarterly board meeting: Clockwise (top right): Walker Wilkins Bloxom Warehouse, Newport News; Brown Swisher Barn, Rockbridge Co.; Carnegie Hall, Lynchburg; and Armistead House, Williamsburg.

Agenda (to be posted)

  • Nominations: By region below.
  • Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs): See below by region.
  • Highway Markers Proposed (to be posted)
  • Easement Program:  (to be posted)

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.

Nominations

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 its quarterly meeting.

Western Region 

Northern Region

Eastern Region

 

Updated November 18, 2020