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State Historical Marker “Dry Bridge School” To Be Dedicated in Martinsville

The historical marker highlights the origins and history of Dry Bridge School, which opened in 1928 to serve African American students in Henry County during the era of segregation in public education. The public dedication ceremony for the marker will be held Saturday, October 2, beginning at 11 a.m., at the marker’s location along East […]

State Historical Marker “Creative Women of Fishers Hill” To Be Dedicated in Strasburg

The marker highlights three women—two painters, Bertha Von Hillern and Maria J. C. a’ Becket, and writer Emma Howard Wright—who lived in the Fishers Hill area of Shenandoah County during the 1880s and gained national prominence for their creative endeavors. The public dedication ceremony for the marker will be held at Strasburg Square, in Strasburg, […]

State Historical Marker “Leonard Woods Lynched” to be Dedicated in Wise County

Woods Marker Location 12643 Orby Cantrell Highway, Pound, Virginia

A state historical marker will be dedicated in Wise County that recalls the lynching in 1927 of Leonard Woods, an African American coal miner. That event led the Commonwealth of Virginia to define lynching as a state crime in early 1928. The public dedication ceremony is scheduled for this Saturday, October 16, beginning at 11 […]

Three State Historical Markers to be Dedicated in Bath County’s Warm Springs & West Warm Springs

Three markers—“Warm Springs Baths,” the town of “Warm Springs,” and “West Warm Springs”—will be dedicated that highlight Warm Springs Baths, a resort since the late 1700s, the courthouse town of Warm Springs, and West Warm Springs, an historically African American community tracing back to the post–Civil War era. The public event to dedicate the markers […]

Historical Marker “American Revolution on the Frontier” to be Dedicated in Montgomery Co., Shawsville

Location of Marker 847 Alleghany Spring Road, Shawsville, VA

A state historical marker will be dedicated that highlights the role of the Crockett brothers, western Virginia frontiersmen, in helping to secure victory in the American Revolution, especially during the last two years of the war, in 1780 and 1781. The Eastmont Community Foundation and the Meadowbrook Museum of History, sponsor of the marker, will […]

Dedication of the historical marker “Joseph R. Holmes” in Charlotte County

Charlotte Courthouse Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia

The marker “Joseph R. Holmes” will be dedicated at 1 p.m. at the Old Court House in the town of Charlotte Court House.  Holmes, born enslaved, served as a delegate to the Virginia Republican Party conventions in 1867 and 1869 and was elected to represent Charlotte and Halifax Counties in Virginia’s Constitutional Convention of 1867-68. […]

Online VCRIS Training: Search and Mapping

VCRIS Training: Search and Mapping (hosted by DHR) https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/j.php?MTID=m85f19d082fd2299c202b7c3e69198bed Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 1:00 pm | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Event number: 2424 877 7019 Event password: PApuxWjU634 (72789958 from phones)Join by phone +1-517-466-2023 US Toll +1-866-692-4530 US Toll Free Access code: 242 487 77019 If you have questions in advance […]

Two State Historical Markers to be Dedicated in Bristol

Cumberland Park 200 Lee St,, Bristol, Virginia

Two state historical markers will be dedicated in Bristol. One marker recalls the career of city native Dr. Charles S. Johnson, a scholar of race relations and major contributor to the Black cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Another marker highlights Lee Street Baptist Church, established by recently emancipated African Americans in 1865. The […]

Online VCRIS Training: Architecture (AH) Data Entry

Online VCRIS Training: Architecture (AH) Data Entry (hosted by DHR) https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/j.php?MTID=m48041d32938dbb1cda249ef4c6ec4a20 Monday, Nov 1, 2021 10:00 am | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Event number: 2426 597 7475 Event password: h38Q8uQCp62 (43878872 from phones)Join by phone +1-517-466-2023 US Toll +1-866-692-4530 US Toll Free Access code: 242 659 77475 If you have questions […]

VCRIS Online Training: Archaeology (AE) Data Entry

VCRIS Training: Archaeology (AE) Data Entry (hosted by DHR Public Hearing https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/j.php?MTID=md4bfc8cc76209f35988f61e045a573ba Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021 10:00 am | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Event number: 2432 082 4628 Event password: kgGuxA2WF96 (54489229 from phones) Join by phone +1-517-466-2023 US Toll +1-866-692-4530 US Toll Free Access code: 243 208 24628

State Historical Marker “Central High School” To Be Dedicated in Goochland County

2748 Dogtown Road 2748 Dogtown Road, Goochland

Today a state historical marker will be dedicated that highlights Central High School, Goochland County’s only high school for African American students during the era of segregated public schools. The public dedication ceremony for the marker will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at 10 a.m., at the marker’s location at 2748 Dogtown Road, Goochland, […]

“Edwin Bancroft Henderson” State Historical Marker To Be Dedicated in Falls Church

Marker Location 307 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church

Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (Library of Virginia) An unveiling ceremony will convene, Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. for a state historical marker that highlights the career of Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson. (Weds. Nov. 24, marks the 138th anniversary of Henderson’s birth.) The dedication will be held at the marker’s location alongside Henderson’s former residence […]

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

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond

A joint quarterly public meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board will convene December 9, 2021, at Halsey Lecture Hall, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Richmond, Virginia. The meeting is open to the public. Online remote attendance is also available. Go to the Board Meeting webpage, scroll down for instructions.

Dedication of the marker “Blackhead Signpost Road” Southampton Co.

Shiloh Baptist Church 30188 Shiloh Road, Boykins, Virginia

Dedication of the marker “Blackhead Signpost Road” Southampton Co. The road was so named after Nat Turner’s 1831 revolt, when white militias and residents murdered African Americans in retaliation. The road name referred to the severed head of a black man that was displayed on a post and left to decay to deter future uprisings […]

Proposed Berkleytown Historic District, Ashland (Hanover Co.)

December 14, 6 p.m., Cost Share, Ashland (Hanover Co.): DHR and the Town of Ashland will convene a hybrid virtual/in-person public information session to discuss the nomination of the Berkleytown Historic District to the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places. To attend the meeting, please join us at Ashland Town Hall or participate remotely with this link to Zoom:

A State Historical Marker To Be Dedicated in Essex County

31438 Tidewater Trail 31438 Tidewater Trail, Center Cross, Virginia

The marker recalls the lynching of an African American man, Thomas Washington, in 1896 in Essex County for reportedly attempting to assault a young white woman. The marker’s sponsor, Reginald Carter Jr., will lead the dedication in a public ceremony starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 18, at the sign’s location on 31438 Tidewater Trail, […]

East Marshall Street Well Project, VCU: Community Research Update

As part of ongoing research associated with the East Marshall Street Well Project, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Family Representative Council have requested a permit from DHR to allow further investigation of ancestral remains recovered from the well in 1994.  As part of this application, VCU will hold a remote public meeting on December 29, at 6:30 p.m. […]

Tickets for Old Town Alexandria Garden Tour

Old Town Alexandria's springtime garden tour, a part of the annual historic Garden Week hosted by the Garden Club of Virginia, will commence on April 23, 2022, and provide visitors the opportunity to experience the city's most beautiful and unique properties. Tickets are available for purchase starting February 1 on VaGardenWeek.org. For more information about […]

Rooting for the Home Team: Portsmouth’s Black Baseball Players, Promoters, and Parks

The 2022 Black History Now! program and the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum are presenting a brand new exhibition, Rooting for the Home Team: Portsmouth’s Black Baseball Players, Promoters and Parks, to highlight the history of baseball among Portsmouth’s Black community in the mid-20th century. Learn about some of the community's renowned players, teams, and […]

The Architecture of Democracy In a Landscape of Slavery

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Professor Louis P. Nelson of the University of Virginia will present at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center on the uses of architecture and landscape within the UVa. campus, exploring Thomas Jefferson's designs and how they may reflect Jefferson's own views of slavery.