The mission of the Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee is to advocate for historic preservation; to promote an appreciation of local historic resources, both tangible and intangible; and to encourage and coordinate, with appropriate municipal agencies, civic organizations, institutions and individual scholars, the documentation and interpretation of local history.
The Historic Resources Committee meets once a month to organize and promote local history through:
- Public commemoration (historic plaques, signs, markers, and civic festivals and ceremonies)
- Publications (maps, brochures, tour books, and digital media)
- Public meetings (planning sessions, workshops, and lectures)
- And through other means
Current Events and Activities: Announcements Updated April 2013
Past and Ongoing Events and Activities:
- The AudioTour of Charlottesville is an ongoing project to create a narrated landscape throughout the city. The tour currently offers ten audio clips read by local leaders, historians, and activists. It can be accessed onlince at www.audiotourcville.org or by dialing (434)970-3950.
- In 2012, as part of the Celebrate! 250 Charlottesville celebration, the Historic Reosurces Committee held monthly talks at C'ville Coffee, called theWhere I Live Stories from Yesterday and Today Series.
UPDATE: See pictures from the McGuffey School National Register Historic Marker Ceremony.
Rotating exhibits on display in the first floor of the Downtown Transit Station opposite City Hall Historic Marker Unveiling (Including Jackson P. Burley School, McGuffey School, Sacajawea, and Monticello Wine Company, among many others, click here for a complete list
Stop by the Downtown Transit Station and view our historic resources exhibit on the first floor. We're currently featuring an exhibit on Martha Jefferson Neighborhood, compiled by Adam Robinson, a graduate student of Urban and Environmental Planning at UVA. Past exhibits can be viewed here.