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Last week's Double Your Donation Day was a success, and your gifts were matched up to $8,500! Thanks to an unprecedented outpouring of support from our generous donors, we nearly doubled the amount we were hoping to match, raising $15,935

This is the first time we've had a challenge grant of this type in June, and we're overwhelmed and humbled by the support of our friends. Your contributions come at a critical time, with one fiscal year coming to a close and another beginning. This next year will be a bellwether for tourism recovery, and all along, we're committed to offering online programs and identifying preservation solutions to issues throughout the state.

Virginia is home to literally thousands of historic and cultural resources. It's a massive job helping identify, preserve and interpret these places. You make that possible, and our greatest thanks are to you again! 
Preserving LGBTQ Historic Sites in Virginia

 
Though Pride Month is coming to a close, the work to recognize and preserve LGBTQ sites in Virginia continues all year. In a recent blog article on our website, preservation field services manager Sonja Ingram discussed historic sites related to the LGBTQ community in Virginia, and interviewed Jeffrey "Free" Harris, a Hampton-based historic preservation consultant and current Board Chair of the Rainbow Heritage Network.
 
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Available Online: History of the Supreme Court's Judicial Robes

 
Was John Marshall the first to wear a black judicial robe? New research by Matthew Hofstedt, associate curator of the Supreme Court of the United States, sheds light on how the black robe gradually became an icon of the American judicial system. This online program featured:
  • Matthew Hofstedt, associate curator of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Jennifer Hurst-Wender, director of museum operations and education at Preservation Virginia
  • Lea Lane, curator of collections at Preservation Virginia Chief Justice
A part of Preservation Virginia's collection, John Marshall's conserved judicial robe is now on display at the John Marshall House through 2021. Learn more and plan your visit at https://preservationvirginia.org.

 
If you haven't made a gift yet, keep in mind a Preservation Virginia membership comes with free or discounted admission to all six historic sites we operate. Visit as many times as you'd like for one year-  there's plenty to see and do! 

Best of all, your membership supports active advocacy for history in all levels of government, educational programs for students and lifelong learners, ongoing archaeological investigations and so much more. Thank you again for your investment!
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