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August 2020

Public Hearing (via Webex) for the Proposed Occupacia-Rappahannock Historic District

August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Due to the limitations for public gatherings from the Covid-19 virus threat, DHR will host a virtual public hearing for the proposed Occupacia-Rappahannock Historic District. The meeting will convene via Webex. For more information, contact Randy Jones. How to use Webex.  

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Public Hearing (via Webex) for the Proposed Chase City Historic District

August 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Due to the limitations for public gatherings from the Covid-19 virus threat, DHR will host a virtual public hearing for the proposed Chase City Historic District. The meeting will convene via Webex. For more information, contact Randy Jones. How to use Webex.

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Public Meeting (via Zoom) for the Proposed Southwest Historic District in the City of Roanoke

August 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The City of Roanoke will host this meeting via Zoom. See this PDF document for more information including logon or how to attend by phone.

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October 2020

Next Meeting of Commission for Historical Statues in the U.S. Capitol

October 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The next public meeting of the Commission for Historical Statues in the U.S. Capitol will convene remotely, Thursday, October 8th at 10:30 a.m. The last meeting convened remotely on August 7, 2020. For more information about the commission or the forthcoming meeting, visit this webpage. There you will find information on how to attend the meeting or make public comments during the meeting.

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East End Cemetery: Public Meeting Oct. 23 to Discuss Discovery of Human Remains

October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Friday, October 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., please join the Department of Historic Resources and the Enrichmond Foundation for a public hearing to discuss the July 20, 2020 discovery of human remains at East End Cemetery. The remains of the unknown individuals were recovered by DHR archaeologists immediately following the discovery and currently reside in secure storage at that agency. We do not know their names, only that they were laid to rest at a ravine’s edge. We do…

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November 2020

Public Hearing to for College Terrace Historic District, Williamsburg

November 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

This meeting will discuss the proposed College Terrace Historic District in Williamsburg. Join as an attendee: https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=e20401f1bd992c6d21bac93160f8854a4 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 1718815065@covaconf.webex.com You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

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Informational Public Meeting, Town of Colonial Beach

November 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This meeting will provide information to the public about forthcoming cost share project. The project is expected to result in a proposed historic district. A legally mandated public hearing will be scheduled about the proposed historic district after completion of the cost share project, at a later date. (For instructions on how to access meetings, please see below.) November 5, 5:30 p.m.: Town of Colonial Beach Webex Attendee Link Dial-in Number: 1-866-692-4530 Access code: 171 098 1873 Instructions for attending…

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Informational Public Meeting, Fairfield-Sandston Historic District, Henrico Co.

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This meeting will provide information to the public about a forthcoming cost share project. The project is expected to result in a proposed historic district. A legally mandated public hearing will be scheduled about the proposed historic district after completion of the cost share project, at a later date. (For instructions on how to access meetings, please see below.) November 12, 6 p.m.: Meeting to discuss the survey and nomination of the Fairfield-Sandston Historic District in Henrico County. Webex Attendee Link Dial-in Number:  1-866-692-4530…

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Dedication of the “Sunset Hill School” Historical Marker in Strasburg

November 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Strasburg (Market) Square, 216 E King Street
Strasburg, VA 22657 United States
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There will be a public dedication ceremony for this marker. Text of Marker. Sunset Hill School The Queen Street School, one of the first schools in Shenandoah County for African Americans, had opened in Strasburg by 1875. After a fire in 1929, a new school known as Sunset Hill was built here ca. 1930 to serve grades 1-7. Because the county had no high school for African American students, graduates had to go elsewhere to attend higher grades. African American…

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State Historical Highway Marker “John Chilembwe” Dedication in Lynchburg

November 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University of Lynchburg, 1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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The Ambassador of Malawi will join sponsors this Saturday in dedicating a state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources that highlights the life of John Chilembwe, who led a revolt against British colonial authorities in 1915 in present-day Malawi. The British government later claimed that Chilembwe’s actions resulted from his schooling at Virginia Seminary, today’s University of Lynchburg. Ambassador Edward Yakobe Sawerengera and Malawi First Secretary Alinafe Chikonde will participate in the dedication ceremony along with…

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State Historical Highway Marker “Trissels Mennonite Church” to be Dedicated in Rockingham County

November 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources that highlights Rockingham County’s Trissels Mennonite Church, home of the oldest continuously functioning Mennonite congregation in Virginia, will be dedicated this weekend during a public ceremony. The brief ceremony begins at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 15, at the site of the marker, which is located on the west side of Route 42 (Harpine Hwy) where it intersects with Trissels Road. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony…

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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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Updated March 19, 2021