Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Preservation Virginia Announces 2014 Season

House Museum Openings on February 28, 2014

John Marshall House, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, Bacon’s Castle and Smith’s Fort Plantation Re-Open this weekend.

Richmond— February 24, 2014 — Today, Preservation Virginia announced the opening of their four core historic house museums, including expanded hours, new tours and programs and exciting new interpretive techniques. After partnering and training with the worldwide coalition, Sites of Conscience, our Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown will open this season with a new look and a focus on dialogue based tours which delve into the issues of civic engagement which Henry Family’s story bring to light.

“We are extraordinarily excited to be incorporating the ideas of revolution and the legacy of Patrick Henry into our new interpretation of Scotchtown,” said Jennifer Hurst Wender, Associate Director of Museum Operation and Education at Preservation Virginia.

As places of community, our guests can engage in civil discourse and shift from the solitary experiences of museums to learning through engaged conversations about civic issues of both the past and the present. We have committed to using the unique resources of our staff to develop conversations with visitors that connect the legacy of our forefathers  to our own modern challenges.

About Preservation Virginia

Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and statewide historic preservation leader founded in 1889, is dedicated to perpetuating and revitalizing Virginia's cultural, architectural and historic heritage thereby ensuring that historic places are integral parts of the lives of present and future generations. Preservation Virginia provides leadership, experience, influence, and services to the public and special audiences by saving, managing, and protecting historic places, and developing preservation policy, programs, and strategies with individuals, organizations, and local, state, and national partners. For more information about extended hours or admission prices, visit, find us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter @preservationva.

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