Saving History Saturday: Preservation Education

Saving History Saturday is transitioning to a monthly column, which will be a wrap up of what is happening with various aspects of preservation. Each month the focus will be on a different aspect of preservation. With the beginning of the new academic year, this month’s column, we will look at Preservation Education

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has recently announced the creation of the Gary W. Gallagher Fund, in honor of Garry Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia.

The fund will provide new educational and professional opportunities for Gettysburg College students interested in historic preservation. Learn more here.

Shepherdstown University in Shepherdstown, WV. offers concentrations in Civil War/Nineteenth Century Studies, and Historic Preservation/Public History within its History Program. The University is also home to the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. offers a Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation. The university also houses the Center for Historic Preservation, established in 1980, and is affiliated with the Department of Historic Preservation

The Center supports the undergraduate program, by sponsoring lectures, workshops, and conferences, as well as other opportunities in academia. They also offer public programming, professional service and assistance to organizations and property owners.

These are just a few of the institutions that offer education in historic preservation. In the coming months, we will look at museums, preservation organizations, funding opportunities, as well as ongoing and new preservation projects.

About Terry Rensel

Terry is currently the Executive Director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in History/Political Science and Broadcast Communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in Bradford, PA. and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, AK. Prior to joining CVBT he spent 12 years living and working in Alaska.
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