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RESCHEDULED: October Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Sep 30, 2016

Please note that the Selma neighborhood walk has been rescheduled for Friday, October 14th@ 12 noon  Selma Tour meets at the intersection of Selma Blvd. and Churchville Ave.   Please park in Gypsy Hill Park. Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series continues with a look at the Selma neighborhood located just north of Gypsy Hill Park.  During our visit we will discuss the rich and diverse range of residential architectural styles along Selma Boulevard. We will take a look at Selma House – an 1850 Greek Revival home which formerly served as the manor house of a 790-acre plantation.  We...

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September Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Aug 26, 2016

“Rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time; Part 2” Our second in a two-part program begun in June, Historic Staunton Foundation’s Brown Bag Walking Tour for September will again focus on the theme “rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time”. We will hear about the process of rehabilitating three different, historically commercial buildings from the perspective of the owner / developer. Two of the buildings we will tour were carefully and thoughtfully reimagined to accommodate various combinations of commercial uses; one provides a unique opportunity...

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June Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on May 27, 2016

“Rehabilitating Downtown, one building at a time; Part 1” Historic Staunton Foundation’s Brown Bag Walking Tour for June will focus on the rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time.  We will hear about the process of rehabilitating two different, historically commercial buildings on Middlebrook Road, from the perspective of the owner / developer.  Each of the buildings we will tour were carefully and thoughtfully reimagined to include commercial uses alone or a combination of commercial and residential reuses.  Building owners will be on hand to discuss their...

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May Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

Friday May 6, 2016 @ 12 noon “Tannehill / Wheat”   Tour meets at noon at the  corner of Maple and Bridge Streets.     Our second walking tour of the 2016 Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series looks at the arrangement of streets and buildings of the Tannehill / Wheat neighborhood.  Located to the west of Bridge Street, between the railroad tracks to the north and Maple Street to the south, Tannehill / Wheat includes several variations on both residential and commercial architectural styles.  Two major streams, local topography, and the railroad tracks placed...

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April Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

Friday April 1, 2016 @ 12 noon “Sunnyside”   Tour meets at noon at the old Coke bottling plant at 709 N. Augusta Street across from the Staunton Public Library.   The Sunnyside neighborhood (adjacent to the Stuart Addition Historic District) is a historically African American community with a vibrant history and culture.    This close-knit neighborhood was a very important part of Staunton with its businesses, churches and connections to the surrounding institutions.   This area also included a theater, grocery stores, “clubs”,  a T.J. Collins designed school, and even it’s...

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted on Mar 3, 2016

Are you interested in volunteering for Historic Staunton Foundation? Here’s a great opportunity to support both HSF and the Staunton Downtown Development Association !! On Saturday, March 19, HSF is partnering with Staunton Downtown Development Association (SDDA) to host “Staunton Stories” at the R. R. Smith Center. The event is designed to connect and reconnect Staunton locals with Downtown Staunton as part of their life history. Staunton Stories is about people. Items will be photographed and digitized and we will video people telling their stories related to the items they bring. The...

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March Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Feb 29, 2016

Friday, March 4th @ 12 noon   “Autohoods”   R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, Lecture Hall The impact of the development of the automobile on architecture, neighborhood streets, and site design was profound for our community. Central and Greenville Avenues include along their length neighborhoods rich with automobile-centric architecture. Frank Strassler, HSF Executive Director will lead us on a discussion of these “Autohoods” within Staunton’s central districts. We hope you can join us as we continue to expand our understanding of Staunton’s diverse and complex...

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6th Annual Winter Wine Festival

Posted on Feb 12, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016 12 noon – 6pm at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel Staunton, Virginia It’s blustery in Staunton today, but milder weather is in the forecast for next week’s Winter Wine Festival! Come escape the winter blues and enjoy tastings from Barren Ridge Vineyards, Bluestone Vineyard, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Democracy Vineyards, Fincastle Winery, Foggy Ridge Cider, Homeplace Vineyard, Hunt’s Vineyard, Mattaponi Winery, North Mountain Vineyard and Winery, Stanburn Winery, Weston Farm Vineyard and Winery. Pair your favorite Virginia wine with cheese from Caromont...

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February Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Jan 29, 2016

February 5th @ 12 Noon   The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy   R.R.Smith Center for History and Art, Lecture Hall How did Madison Place, a block-long street on the south side of the Newtown Historic District, come about? Join us for “The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy.” HSF Board Director Paula Rau will describe the establishment and ultimate closing of the Female Academy and how this history impacted the adjacent neighborhood. We will explore the story through the history of surrounding buildings, their...

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44th Annual Meeting

Posted on Jan 21, 2016

January 31, 2016 R.R. Smith Center for History & Art 20 South New Street, Staunton 1st floor galleries **Please note that due to winter weather, the meeting was rescheduled from January 24 ** 3:30PM:  New Member and Sponsor Reception 4:00 PM:  44th Annual Meeting HSF’s 44th  Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, January 31, at 4pm. During the meeting, we will discuss the year in review, present the 2015 Preservation Award winners, and elect new board members. Prior to the meeting, there will be a New Member & Sponsor Reception. We encourage all new members and sponsors to stop by at...

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