June 24, 2024

Spencer Aids in Process of Back Porch Repairs for Mary Washington House

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer

Michael Spencer, Associate Professor in the University of Mary Washington Department of Historic Preservation, is completing measured drawings and a conditions report as the first step in the process. Read more.

Mary Washington House back porch slated for repairs (Culpeper Star-Exponent; The Free Lance-Star)

Spencer Speaks on the Preservation Work of J.J. Ballentine

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer

J.J. Ballentine was the first president of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. and according to a 2016 article about him by Michael Spencer, an associate professor of Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington, he worked to preserve the City’s historic buildings by “implementing a revolving fund program that purchased properties beginning with the 500 block of Caroline Street with the intent to preserve them.” Read more.

Spencer’s Expertise Enlisted in Restoration of Park’s Oldest Structure

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer was highlighted by SmithMountainLake.com in a piece called “Restoration Efforts Begin on Park’s Oldest Structure.” The article referenced Spencer’s visit last year to Booker T. Washington National Monument and his inspection of the tobacco barn that is the site’s oldest structure. “He … spent several days doing a detailed inspection of the barn to see what needed to be replaced,” the article said. “He was able to find out which logs were damaged due to rot or other factors and what varieties of trees were used to construct the barn.” Read more.

Spencer Appears on “Town Talk with Ted Schubel”

Michael Spencer, associate professor and director for the Center for Historic Preservation

Michael Spencer, associate professor and director for the Center for Historic Preservation

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer joined Historic Fredericksburg Foundation President David James on “Town Talk with Ted Schubel” to talk about some of the issues being debated in the city over preserving history. Listen here.

Town Talk: State of Historic Preservation in FXBG (News Talk 1230)

Michael Spencer Gallery Talk (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Spencer to Give Talk Feb. 13 at Branch Museum in Richmond

Michael Spencer, associate professor and director for the Center for Historic Preservation

Michael Spencer, associate professor and director for the Center for Historic Preservation

This evening, Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m., Michael Spencer, associate professor and chair of the Department of Historic Preservation, will give a talk at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond, focusing on Charles M. Robinson’s designs for institutions of higher education in Virginia. More information and tickets ($20, or $10 for Branch members) can be found here: https://branchmuseum.org/calendar/

UWM professor to give talk on Virginia architect (The Free Lance-Star)

Spencer Leads Gallery Talk at The Branch in Richmond, Nov. 9

Michael Spencer, associate professor and director for the Center for Historic Preservation

Michael Spencer, associate professor and director for the Center for Historic Preservation

Michael Spencer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Historic Preservation, will lead a Gallery Talk at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. Titled “Charles Robinson’s Higher Calling,” the talk will focus on Charles M. Robinson’s designs for institutions of higher education in Virginia. Tickets are $20 for Branch non-members and $10 for members. https://branchmuseum.org/