February 20, 2019

Fredericksburg Firm Establishes Historic Preservation Scholarship

University of Mary Washington alumna Kerri S. Barile has carved a career and built a business out of her passion for, and education in, historic preservation. As co-founder and president of Dovetail Cultural Resource Group, she now is giving back to her alma mater while blazing a trail for UMW students to follow in her […]

Video Features UMW, Downtown Partnership

Fredericksburg’s Main Street businesses are partnering with the University of Mary Washington’s programs to grow business and engage students in community life.

This Virginia illustration of partnerships, featuring Christine Henry, a professor of historic preservation, is part of the Finding Main Street toolkit for Dar Williams’ book What I Found In a Thousand Towns.

UMW Saves George Washington Bible for the Ages

In November 1752, 20-year-old George Washington placed his hand on a leather-bound King James Bible at the Lodge of Fredericksburg and joined the Masons. For more than two and a half centuries, generations of the oldest fraternal organization in the world would take steps to guard that gilt-edged book, one of only two Washington is […]

Fredericksburg’s former Alms House facing demolition in June (The Free Lance-Star)

Virtual reality can enhance tours at local museums (The Free Lance-Star)

UMW Awards Historic Preservation Book Prize

The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Historic Preservation has awarded the 2018 Book Prize to Caitlin DeSilvey for Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving. The Center awards the prize each year to an author whose book has a positive impact on preservation in the United States. “Curated Decay is a beautifully written book that conceptualizes […]

Moves, modifications leave traces on Fredericksburg’s Alms House (The Free Lance-Star)

City Council approves Catholic Student Center parking expansion (The Free Lance-Star)

Fredericksburg to demolish building to expand library parking lot (The Free Lance-Star)

Mary Washington House renovations shed new light on historic home (The Free Lance-Star)