National Park Service
After nearly 20 years, the National Park Service’s Civil War Visitor Center at Historic Tredegar is moving. Taking over the historic Pattern Building, where the visitor center has been since June 2000, is the Richmond-based
architectural firm. The NPS Civil War Visitor Center will close for a month while it relocates across the entrance plaza into the Pavilion Building, former home of the American Civil War Center.
James Monroe's Highland
, who was recently awarded the 2019 William & Mary Alumni Association Staff Service Award. This award was established by the Board of Directors to recognize and honor those who have demonstrated outstanding service and support to the university and to the Alumni Association. Congratulations Sara!
Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Director of Marketing & Development,
on being recently awarded the 2019 Charlie Buser Award, Travel Attraction Employee of the Year by the
Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association
Congratulations to the
Foundation for Historic Christ Church,
received a $337,500 Save America’s Treasures Grant to mitigate rising dampness at the 1735 Christ Church.
Congratulations to the
for being honored with the
Distinguished Merit Award by the Virginia Center for Inclusiveness Communities.
! on November 15, 2019. This inaugural program will combine the traditional concept of a symposium with a dynamic food-focused programming. There will be lectures, discussions, and a special
food-based experience in the heart of the kitchen. Speakers include
Dr. Kelley Deetz,
historian and author, will speak on the ways Native, American, and European food traditions interacted during the 17
-centuries to create a unique “American” cuisine.
, an experienced museum professional whose practice is rooted in experiential learning, will discuss the value of talking about food at historic sites and museums.
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture
has also been tapped along with the
Library of Virginia
to lead the efforts around Virginia’s 2020 Commemoration for Women’s Suffrage. As part of this project, VMHC is creating a landing page which will offer visitors a one-stop destination to find events and programming from across the Commonwealth that relate to this important anniversary.
Museum Store Sunday
will occur on Sunday, December 1, 2019. For the third consecutive year, more than 1,200 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 15 countries, and four continents will offer inspired shopping inside participating museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday. Proceeds from purchases at museum stores directly support the educational missions and programs of the parent institution.
For more information on Museum Store Sunday and a list of participating museums and institutions, please visit
For more information on how to become a member of Museum Store Association or additional information on Museum Store Sunday, please email
, Director of Retail Operations at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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