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A Wilton House Museum Symposium: Women in Historic Preservation

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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This symposium celebrates the significant roles women have played and continue to achieve in preserving historic sites. Numerous iconic historic buildings and neighborhoods owe their very existence to the determination of women to preserve them. This was achieved by building awareness, securing private philanthropy, and fighting to establish public policy.

Women have lead the historic preservation movement from its earliest efforts until today. Speakers from across the country will come together for a symposium to explore and contextualize these achievements. Six presentations will consider varioHeritage & Preservationus women’s contributions to historic preservation from the founding effort to preserve Mount Vernon, to Colonial Williamsburg, the White House, and historic neighborhoods in Richmond, including contemporary concerns in preserving Richmond’s more troubling past. This daylong symposium is in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the women’s organization that saved and restored Wilton, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

We hope that you join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Reservations available online as of May 1, 2018

Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Organizer

Wilton House Museum
Phone:
804-282-5730
Email:
kwatkins@wiltonhousemuseum.org
Website:
www.wiltonhousemuseum.org

Venue

Wilton House Museum
215 South Wilton Road
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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Phone:
(804) 282-5936
Website:
www.wiltonhousemuseum.org