Our Work Preservation Virginia has helped save more than 400 historic places by empowering communities and embracing the places of our past as vital to present and future generations. Our three areas of focus include preservation, education and advocacy. Preservation Our preservation initiatives include owning and maintaining 6 properties open to the public. Through our ongoing partnerships, we are able to extend our efforts to protect and preserve historic places and communities in all regions of Virginia. Education Groups and individuals across the state depend on us as a resource for relevant and timely information and guidance. Through the generosity of our supporters, we teach, share and collaborate for the preservation and enhancement of Virginia’s communities through our various educational programs. Advocacy Preserving history requires responsible solutions and an engaged public that recognizes the value of our historic resources. As an advocate for Virginia’s historic resources, we work closely with decision-makers to communicate the economic and cultural benefits of preservation. We also encourage the continuation, strengthening and introduction of important preservation-related policies and programs.
John Marshall House Education Program
To provide and promote a more inclusive historical narrative for K-12 (and eventually college) students surrounding Cheif Justice Marshall and his legal legacy in the United States, his home, family, enslaved population, and the city of Richmond in early America. To provide students, families, and educators with easy access to our resources and programs through digital and distance learning platforms, and on-site closed -group field trips as COVID nad CDC guidelines permit. To disseminate an inclusive historical narrative regarding Marshall and tangentially related topics through the use of primary sources and artifacts to promote skills-based learning. To serve as an educational resource for the community and develop programming and offerings in tandem with the needs and desires of teachers, students, and families.
Shares its experience of saving, preserving and maintaining historic places through the Virginia Preservation Conference; publications and web site resources; statewide training workshops and lectures; and by providing technical services in preservation, technology and fund development for local organizations.
Provides interpretation and public programs at six historic sites including Historic Jamestowne, the John Marshall House, Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, Bacon's Castle, Smith's Fort Plantation and Cape Henry Lighthouse that tell the story of the Commonwealth through the lives of the people who shaped it.
Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project
Explores and shares the archaeological remains of 1607 James Fort providing a multi-dimensional understanding of the seventeenth century beginnings of this nation.