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Available to View Online: Conserving John Marshall's Judicial Robe Webinar

To preserve the only surviving judicial robe of Chief Justice John Marshall for future generations, textile conservator Howard Sutcliffe spent 300+ hours stabilizing the silk and reversing some of the earlier “repairs." The robe is now on display in a state-of-the-art display case at the John Marshall House in Richmond, a Preservation Virginia historic site.

In this online program, director of museum operations Jennifer Hurst-Wender and curator of collections Lea Lane joined Sutcliffe for an in-depth discussion on the history of the robe and how it was preserved for future generations.
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Pine Grove Elementary School Named One of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

In 2020, the Pine Grove School Community was listed in our annual Virginia's Most Endangered Historic Places program. This year, the school is receiving even more national attention by being placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of endangered historic places. 

The Pine Grove School Community, a rural community of businesses, churches, cemeteries and homes of students and teachers who attended the Pine Grove Rosenwald School in Cumberland County, is under threat from a proposed 1,200-acre landfill that, if approved, will fundamentally change the historic character of this 100-year old community and put residents at risk from major environmental hazards.

Congratulations to the AMMD Pine Grove Project for this listing! Efforts to preserve such an important historic community continue. 
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Upcoming Events

Tail Wagging Tours at Scotchtown
Saturdays at 10 a.m. in June 
 
Go on a history adventure with your pup! Scotchtown is excited to partner with the Hanover Humane Society for Tail Wagging Tours every Saturday at 10 a.m. in June. Bring your well-behaved and leashed pet for a special outdoor tour of Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown. Pets must be up to date on all shots. This event is included with general admission and free for Preservation Virginia members. Members contact jaffeldt@preservationvirginia.org to register.
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John Marshall at Home
June 11 at 7 p.m.
 

Join us for a 60-minute interactive virtual visit to the John Marshall House with one of our Museum Educators. Our signature tour explores the life of John Marshall in early 19th century Richmond as a husband, father, lawyer, enslaver, quoits and Madeira enthusiast, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Registration is $10 per device connection and free for Preservation Virginia members. Members contact jaffeldt@preservationvirginia.org to sign up.

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By reinterpreting the historic collections objects on display in the John Marshall House, we hope to help return agency to the individuals Marshall enslaved, such as Henry, Robin Spurlock, Agnes and many others. This online program explores the presence, lives and labors of the 8-16 people John Marshall enslaved in his Richmond home between 1790 and 1835.

By looking at how Rachel, Becky, Moses and other individuals used these objects and the rooms in which they sit, we can reflect on how their experiences connect to the larger narrative of slavery in Early Republic Virginia.
 
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Father's Day Tour and Treats at Bacon's Castle
June 20 from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
 

Spend a memorable Father's Day at Bacon's Castle! Take a tour highlighting the construction of the Castle, and Northwest Crumbs will be onsite selling fresh brewed iced teas and sweet treats to enjoy. Cost of the tour is included with general admission. Don't forget, members attend for free!

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Double your donation June 23rd!
Through your investment, we’re here to act as a preservation call center, helping communities find solutions to literally hundreds of preservation issues. At the same time, our six historic sites open to the public offer programming and student resources that drive tourism in their communities and connect people to history where it happened. All along, we support public policy programs that add to quality of life, preserve the places that make Virginia unique and hasten economic recovery.

On Wednesday, June 23rd, generous supporters are offering an $8,500 challenge match to help close out our budget year as strong as possible. We're 90% of the way toward our fundraising goal this fiscal year- could you help us get to 100%? Please consider making a gift on June 23rd and see your impact doubled!
 
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