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July 2019

Historical Marker “Apprentice School” to be Dedicated in Newport News

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Apprenctice School, 3101 Washington Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607 United States
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The state historical marker "Apprentice School" will be dedicated during a ceremony at The Apprentice School's gymnasium. The Apprentice School is located at 3101 Washington Ave., in Newport News. The marker recalls that the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, founded in 1886, had an informal apprentice training program in place by the 1890s and established a formal training school in 1919 for shipbuilding trades. One of the nation’s foremost builders of military and commercial ships, the company’s school…

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Fauquier Co.: Dedication of Three Historical Markers on the Mellons and Rokeby Stables

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trinity Episcopal Church, 9801 Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20184 United States
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Three markers in Fauquier County that recall the Mellons’ philanthropy and the Rokeby Stables will be dedicated at Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville: Paul Mellon (1907-1999) Mary Elizabeth Conover Mellon (1904-1946) Rokeby Stables  

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First Friday Appointments with Tax Credit Program Staff

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DHR’s Richmond headquarters, 2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
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On the first Friday of every month at DHR’s Richmond headquarters, tax credit staff can meet by appointment with applicants or their project representative from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  (July 5th is a state holiday, so July's First Friday will be held on July 12.) Appointments are limited to 20 minutes so that staff may provide informal, non-binding guidance on specific historic rehabilitation treatment issues. These meetings are not intended to review an overall project. A formal, comprehensive review of a project occurs only after submission of the…

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August 2019

Historic Resource Commission / CLG Training Workshop

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Smithfield Center, 220 North Street, Smithfield, 220 North Street
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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This DHR workshop is geared to benefit seasoned and new HRC members and staff, as well as anyone who has an interest in preservation of our historic resources. Training will cover — historic architecture, DHR's style guide Section 106 sustainability and historic preservation, and appropriate treatments for historic materials. See agenda. An engaging breakout session to wrap-up the day will give participants a chance to collaborate with commission members from other localities and make decisions on mock applications. The workshop is…

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Updated June 3, 2019