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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 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)

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.

Next Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources &
State Review Board, March 18, 2021:

Shows four thumbnail photos of properties nominated
Properties approved at the December meeting.

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.


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.


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:

  1. REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE MEETING IS REQUIRED. ANYONE WHO WISHES TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT MUST REGISTER AT THE LINK ABOVE BY 5:00 P.M. MARCH 17, 2021 AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS REGARDING PUBLIC COMMENT. Each participant will have 3 minutes for public comment at which point the line will be muted. (Technology does not allow for live public comment via land or mobile phone.)
  2. For those without access to the internet, the webex app, or a computer, or those who do not wish to speak publicly, written comment may be submitted PRIOR to the meeting on March 18, 2021. Written comment must be received by noon March 17, 2021. Written public comment should be sent to Written comments will be summarized during the public comment period as well as provided in full to the Board members and posted in full to the Board Activities page of the DHR website.

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 

  • Nominations: By region below.
  • Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs): See below, by region.
  • Highway Markers Proposed [pdf]: To be posted.
  • Easements: Proposed Donations: 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.


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.

Instructions to attend the PIF session of the State Review Board:

  • Join as an attendee (via WebEx)
  • Join the audio conference only:
    • To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code:
      +1-517-466-2023 US Toll
      +1-866-692-4530 US Toll Free
  • Join from a video system or application:

Western Region 

Northern Region

Eastern Region

Updated March 5, 2021