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November 2020

PUBLIC HEARING TO SOLICIT SUGGESTIONS FOR A HISTORICAL PERSON TO REPRESENT VIRGINIA IN A NEW STATUE FOR PLACEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Due to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually until further notice. The Commission for Historical Statues in the United States Capitol is holding this public hearing in order to hear suggestions for a historical person to represent Virginia in a new statue to replace the Robert E. Lee statue in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. Suggestions for a historical figure to represent Virginia in the U.S. Capitol must conform…

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State Historical Highway Marker “Lucy Harrison Miller Baber” to be Dedicated in Lynchburg

November 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lynchburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse, 909 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
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A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources that highlights work of Lucy Harrison Miller Baber in overhauling Virginia’s juvenile justice system in the mid-20th century will be dedicated in Lynchburg later this month. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 28, on the front terrace of the Lynchburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse, located at 909 Court Street in Lynchburg. Speakers during the ceremony will include Lynchburg Vice Mayor Beau Wright; the…

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December 2020

Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board

December 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. See the Board Activities and Public Meetings page for instructions on how members of the public can access the meeting online. If you have questions prior to the board meeting, please contact Stephanie Williams via email. Nominations, Preliminary Information Forms, proposed highway markers and easement donation are posted on the Board Activities and Public Meetings page. Scroll down on that…

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Meeting of the Commission for Historical Statues in The United States Capitol

December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Commission for Historical Statues in the United States Capitol will convene remotely. Please visit the Capitol Commission webpage for information about how to attend the meeting remotely.

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February 2021

Public Meeting for Proposed Cruser Place Historic District in Norfolk

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Public Meeting for Proposed Historic District: A virtual public hearing for the proposed Cruser Place Historic District in Norfolk is slated for Wednesday, February 10, at 6 p.m. Instructions for attending the online meeting: Join as an attendee: https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=eefadf26f7f8397acd232b2c7faafc783 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 Global call-in numbers | Toll-free dialing restrictions Join from a video system or application: Dial 1781916957@covaconf.webex.com…

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Rosenwald Schools in Virginia: Updates and Preservation Tools Webinar

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

On Thurs., Feb 18, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., join Preservation Virginia, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the AMMD Pine Grove School Community, the Campbell County Training School Complex, the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historic Park Campaign, the National Park Service, Virginia Humanities, and the Woodville Rosenwald School Foundation for a free webinar to provide updates on activities, initiatives and threats related to Rosenwald Schools in Virginia, as well as information on grants and other funding sources. Follow this link to register for the…

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March 2021

Commission for Historical Statues in the United States Capitol

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Due to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic, meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Click here to register to attend the virtual meeting. Each participant must register separately. Once you register, you will receive an email with a link and telephone number. PUBLIC COMMENT: REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 5 P.M. MARCH 2, 2021 In order to officially register to give public comment, you must indicate on the registration form that you would like to speak during the public…

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Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Historic Resources & State Review Board

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board will convene remotely. Please visit this page on our website to read instructions on how to attend the virtual meeting.  

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State Historical Marker “Little Zion Baptist Church” Dedication Ceremony

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Zion Baptist Church, 15116 Tomahawk Creek Road
Orange, VA United States
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A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be dedicated tthat recalls the founding of the Reconstruction-era Little Zion Baptist Church, a historically African American church in Orange County. The ceremony, part of the church’s 150th anniversary celebration, is open to the public. Attendees must observe state mandates for covid pandemic protocols for wearing masks and practicing social distancing, as specified in Gov. Ralph Northam’s Third Amendment to Executive Order No. 72, effective March 1,…

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April 2021

State Historical Marker “Augustus N. Lushington, VMD” To Be Dedicated

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1007 5th Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
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A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be dedicated this Saturday that highlights the life of former Lynchburg resident Augustus Nathaniel Lushington, one of the first Black men to earn a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine in the United States. The marker will be dedicated during a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m., April 10, at Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1007 Fifth Street, in Lynchburg. The ceremony is open to the public and attendees must…

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May 2021

Public Hearing for Proposed Browntown Historic District

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Browntown Community Center, 96 Browntown Road
Browntown, VA 22610 United States
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May 11: An in-person public hearing will convene for the proposed Browntown Historic District in Warren County, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, at the Browntown Community Center, 96 Browntown Rd., Browntown, VA 22610.

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Public Meeting for Proposed Colonial Beach Historic District

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A virtual public hearing for the proposed Colonial Beach Historic District in Westmoreland Co. begins today at 7 p.m. Instructions for attending the online meeting: Join as an attendee: https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1b91fac821cd728b115c64c66301459b Event password: VA1607 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 (185 108 9080). +1-517-466-2023 US Toll +1-866-692-4530 US Toll Free Global call-in numbers | Toll-free dialing restrictions Join from a video system or application: Dial 1781916957@covaconf.webex.com You can also…

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State Historical Marker “Campbell County Training School” To Be Dedicated

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Campbell Co. Training School, 1470 Village Highway
Rustburg, VA United States
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Sponsors will dedicate a state historical marker that highlights Campbell County Training School, which opened for African American students around 1923 and was built with financial support from the local Black community, the county, and the Julius Rosenwald Fund. The marker will be dedicated during an unveiling ceremony on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 11 a.m., at the marker’s location alongside the historic school complex at 1470 Village Highway, Rustburg. The ceremony is open to the public and attendees must…

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Dedication of “Owens-Melvin House” State Historical Marker in Chesapeake

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
732 Shell Road, Chesapeake, VA 23323, 732 Shell Road
Chesapeake, 23323
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Members of the Owens family, and the City of Chesapeake along with elected officials will dedicate a state historical marker that highlights the Owens-Melvin House in Chesapeake and the life of civil rights activist Dr. Hugo Armstrong Owens, a World War II veteran who worked to desegregate public facilities in Portsmouth during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1970 Owens became one of the first two African Americans elected to the Chesapeake City Council, ultimately serving eight of his ten years…

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June 2021

Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Gwynn’s Island Historic District 

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gwynn’s Island Civic League, 1996 Old Ferry Road
Grimstead, 23064
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A public meeting to discuss the proposed Gwynn’s Island Historic District will convene at  7 p.m. outside the Gwynn’s Island Civic League, 1996 Old Ferry Road, Grimstead, VA 23064. Representatives of DHR will discuss the proposed historic district.

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Two State Historical Markers “Abijah Thomas (1814-1876) and his Octagonal House” & “Holston Woolen Mills” to be Dedicated in Smyth County

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Octagon House, 615 Octagon House Road
Marion, Virginia
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Two state historical markers issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be dedicated in Smyth County that highlight Abijah Thomas’s 17-room Octagonal House, a highly-refined example of such architecture, and the Village of Holston Mills, which arose around a textile operation Thomas co-founded about 1860 that produced cloth for Confederate soldiers’ uniforms. The Octagon House Foundation (OHF) will dedicate the “Abijah Thomas and His Octagonal House” sign Friday, June 4, starting at 11 a.m. The ceremony convenes at…

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State Historical Marker “Central Lunatic Asylum” To Be Dedicated

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
20th and Fairmount Streets, 20th and Fairmount Streets
Richmond, Virginia
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A state historical marker  will be dedicated that highlights the one-time location in Richmond of the Central Lunatic Asylum, the first standalone hospital for African Americans suffering from mental disorders or ill health in the United States. The state later relocated the facility to Dinwiddie County and renamed it Central State Hospital in the late 1800s. Officials of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and Central State Hospital, the sponsor of the marker, will dedicate the…

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Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources & State Review Board

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 at this page for instructions on how to attend the meeting remotely.

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July 2021

Public Meeting about Survey for Proposed Keysville Historic District

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 1, 6 p.m.: DHR will convene a remote public information session for a project in the Town of Keysville (Charlotte Co.) that is funded by the National Park Service’s Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund grant to DHR. The project is to conduct a historical resources survey of downtown Keysville in order to list a Keysville Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places. Join the public meeting on this webex link. *

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Public Meeting about Selective Historical Resources Study in Southside, City of Richmond

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 13, 7 p.m.: DHR will convene a remote public information session for a project in the City of Richmond that is funded by the National Park Service’s Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund grant to DHR. The project is to conduct a selective historical resources survey within the City of Richmond, mostly focusing on the Southside, as well as the preparation of a report outlining opportunities for further survey and preservation projects.  Join the public meeting on this WebEx link.

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