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February 2020

Dedication of “Irene Morgan Story Begins” historical marker

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morgan Marker Location, 2425 Hayes Road
Gloucester, VA United States
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Washington Afro-American headlines Morgan v. Virginia decision. This marker will be dedicated at its location at 2425 Hayes Road in Gloucester County. Speakers at the event will include Robin Washington, producer of the 1995 PBS documentary “You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow”; Morgan’s granddaughter, Shoshanna Bacquie Walden; and Jim Hare, of the Department of Historic Resources. Other participants will be Morgan’s daughter, Brenda M. Bacquie, and niece, Cleo Warren; Ben Borden, a longtime resident of Hayes; Anne Dyal and…

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Dedication of historical marker “Palmer Hayden (1890-1973)” in Stafford County

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Rd
, Stafford Courthouse, VA 22554 United States
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Palmer Hayden, 1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution). This marker will be dedicated during a ceremony at its location in Widewater State Park, near the Visitors Center in Stafford County.  The event is open to the public. Here is the text of the marker: Palmer Hayden (1890-1973) Palmer Hayden, artist, was born Peyton Cole Hedgeman nearby in Widewater. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and later studied art at Columbia University and in Boothbay Harbor,…

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Dedication of “First Baptist Church” marker in Petersburg

February 8
First Baptist Church in Petersburg, 236 Harrison Street
Petersburg, VA United States
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 This marker will be dedicated February 8.  Time and place will be announced when that information is available. Here's text of the marker: First Baptist Church First Baptist Church, one of the nation’s oldest African American congregations, traces its origins to 1756, when worshipers known as New Lights began meeting outside Petersburg. The congregation moved to the city about 1820 and opened a sanctuary here in 1863. After the building burned in 1866 during a wave of arson targeting Petersburg’s…

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Dedication of “Skirmish at James’s Plantation” in Virginia Beach

February 15

This marker will be dedicated on February 15. Time and place will be announced when available. Here is the text of the marker: Skirmish at James’s Plantation British forces under Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold raided Richmond early in Jan. 1781 and established a base in Portsmouth later that month, seeking to control the Tidewater region. Groups of local militia, including 520 men led by Capt. Amos Weeks, disrupted British operations in the area. Arnold ordered Capt. Johann Ewald, commander of…

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Historical Marker “Mason Locke Weems and George Washington” Dedication

February 17

This marker will be dedicated on Feb. 17.  Time and place of dedication will be announced when that information is available.   Mason Locke Weems and George Washington Mason Locke Weems (1759-1825), minister, bookseller, and writer, owned a half-acre lot here from 1798 until 1802. Weems published the first edition of his most influential work, later known as The Life of Washington, in 1800. Widely distributed across the United States, Weems’s book shaped the heroic image of George Washington in the…

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March 2020

Conference: “Preserving African American Historic Places”

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alexandria’s History Museum at the Lyceum, 201 S Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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$60

Preservation Virginia, the Alexandria Black History Museum, and DHR are co-sponsoring this one-day conference on Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by Alexandria’s History Museum at the Lyceum. The conference will provide networking opportunities and tools to help strengthen organizations preserving African American historical sites. General admission is $60 (coffee and lunch included). For more information, see this pdf flyer or register here.

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CLG Training Workshop in Arlington

March 23
Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlinton, VA United States
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DHR staff will conduct this workshop 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., which the Arlington Arts Center will host. Workshop training will cover — historic architecture, appropriate treatments for historic materials, ADA Accessibility Project planning, and Community outreach and engagement. See this agenda for the day. The workshop will be capped at 40 participants. Register early by completing this online form. If you have questions, please contact Aubrey Von Lindern at (540) 868-7029.

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CLG Training Workshop in Fredericksburg

March 24
718 Venue, 718 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA United States
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DHR staff will conduct this workshop 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 718 Venue. Workshop training will cover — historic architecture, appropriate treatments for historic materials, ADA Accessibility Project planning, and Community outreach and engagement. The workshop will be capped at 40 participants. Register early by completing this online form. If you have questions, please contact Aubrey Von Lindern at (540) 868-7029.

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May 2020

CLG Workshop in Williamsburg

May 15
The Stryker Center, 412 Boundary Street
Willliamsburg, VA United States
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SAVE the DATE: DHR staff will conduct this workshop 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., hosted by the Stryker Center. Workshop training will cover — historic architecture, appropriate treatments for historic materials, ADA Accessibility Project planning, and Community outreach and engagement. The workshop will be capped at 40 participants. Register early by completing this online form. If you have questions, please contact Aubrey Von Lindern at (540) 868-7029.

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Updated January 27, 2020