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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.

Nominations for the June meeting will include these buildings.

Next Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources & State Review Board, June 17, 2021

The  joint quarterly public meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board will convene remotely on June 17.  Please check back with this page for instructions on how to attend the meeting remotely.

Meeting Agenda: DRAFT

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

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

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Eastern Region

  • Colonial Beach Commercial Historic District, Town of Colonial Beach, Westmoreland Co., DHR No. 199-5037
  • Dromgoole House (Canaan), Brunswick Co., DHR No. 012-0004

Northern Region

Western Region

  • Bedford Training School, Town of Bedford, Bedford Co., DHR No. 141-5019
  • Claremont Elementary School, Town of Pulaski, Pulaski County, DHR No. 125-5013
  • Susie G. Gibson High School, Town of Bedford, Bedford Co., DHR No. 141-5017
  • The Grove, Campbell Co., DHR No. 015-0020
  • Taylor-Kinnear Farm, Rockbridge Co., DHR No. 081-0324

Preliminary Information Forms

Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR staff presented for review by the State Review Board during its quarterly meeting.

Western Region 

  • Green Pastures/ Longdale Recreation Area, Alleghany Co., DHR No. 003-5109
  • Masonic Lodge #120, City of Salem, DHR No. 129-5164
  • Quarles-Walker Farm, Bedford Co., DHR No. 009-5466

Northern Region

  • Hottel-Gilkerson House, Augusta Co., DHR No. 007-0830
  • River Bank, Rockingham Co., DHR No. 082-0062
  • Skyline Center Historic District, Fairfax County, DHR No. 029-6845

Eastern Region

  • Bush Hill, Charles City Co., DHR No. 018-0049
  • Chatham, Northampton Co., DHR No. 065-0005
  • Clovelly, City of Richmond, DHR No. 127-7767
  • D Julius Rosenwald High School, Northumberland Co., DHR No. 066-0075
  • D Key Road Rosenwald School, City of Portsmouth, DHR No. 124-5268
  • La Fourche Tavern, Albemarle Co., DHR No. 002-0300
  • Wingfield, Hanover Co., DHR No. 042-0005

Updated May 12, 2021