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Preservation Virginia's upcoming advocacy and preservation education schedule

Please join Preservation Virginia for our upcoming programs and events:

Legislative Reception

February 5, 2020
Hilton Downtown Richmond
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Our annual Legislative Reception will be held at the Hilton Downtown Richmond on February 5th. This is a free event and a good way to meet staff and General Assembly members, as well as others working in the fields of preservation and conservation. Registration is required. See:

Most Endangered Places List 

Applications due February 29, 2020

For almost 20 years, Preservation Virginia has compiled a list of endangered historic sites to advocate for their protection. Over the years the list has included buildings, archaeological sites, cemeteries and cultural landscapes that face imminent or sustained threats.

If you are aware of a historic site you would like to nominate for the list, please submit an application by February 29, 2020. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the sites listed in previous years. If you have questions, feel free to contact me or Lisa Bergstrom ( The nomination form can be found here.

John Marshall, the Supreme Court and the Trail of Tears

February 29, 2020
The Virginia Museum of History and Culture
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

In partnership with the Center for the Study of American Indian Law & Policy, Preservation Virginia will host a symposium to discuss the legacy of Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice John Marshall and their impact on Native American sovereignty. To register:

2020 Conference Series

Three, one-day conferences will be offered this year:

  1. Preserving African American Historic Places, Friday, March 6 from 9 am - 3 pm at Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA | Click here for details and to register.  SGHRP chair Ana Edwards will be a presenter at this conference. 
  2. Recording and Preserving African American Cemeteries, and 
  3. Historic Resources, Seal Level Rise and Flooding Adaptation Strategies.

Please check our website for more information and registration:


  1. Greetings!! Thank you for this website and its plethora of information! I came across this website after reading an article in the New Yorker about the need to preserve African American historical sites. Thank you for your efforts in leading this project in the City of Richmond. I noticed that there is an event coming up about the impact of Supreme Court cases on Native American sovereignty. I would highly recommend checking out the work of Dr. David Wilkins, a visiting professor at the University of Richmond who is one of the premier scholars on Native American laws, governance and sovereignty. I know this because I've spent a semester uploading his work into the University's Scholarship Repository. His work is amazing and we're fortunate to have him visiting Richmond. Here's a link to his bio: Also, I would appreciate more information on the "Most Endangered Places List". What are the requirements for such nominations? Thank you kindly and I look forward to hearing from someone soon!

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