Preservation Virginia

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Founded in 1889, Preservation Virginia is the country's oldest statewide historic preservation group. In addition to engaging in extensive advocacy work and helping preserve historic structures and places across the Commonwealth, Preservation Virginia also owns, operates, and interprets six historic sites across the state. These historic sites include Historic Jamestowne (1609, Jamestown), Bacon's Castle (1665, Surry), Patrick Henry's Scotchtown (1719, Hanover), Smith's Fort Plantation (1763, Surry), John Marshall House (1790, Richmond), and Cape Henry Lighthouse (1791, Virginia Beach). Visit our website to learn more about our preservation efforts, visiting our historic sites, and more! 

 

Programs by Preservation Virginia

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Black Rebellion in Early America

This program will highlight three significant Black rebellions across the United States within the Early Republic period. Students will understand the causes, history, and impact of Gabriel’s Conspiracy (1800), the German Coast Uprising (1811...

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Debating the Nation: Ratifying the U.S. Constitution

The proposed American government is thought to be one of the most radical political experiments in history. What did it take to create the United States Constitution and make it the law of the land beginning in 1789? What was important to various...

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The First Government in Colonial America

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How Things Work: The Three Branches of Government

The U.S. Constitution devised a three-branch system of government for the new nation in 1789, but how does this radical democratic system work, and what does it entail? What was Chief Justice John Marshall’s role in elevating the Supreme Court to...

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How Things Work: The U.S. Supreme Court

Throughout the past 230 years, the United States Supreme Court has ensured that individual rights and liberties are protected under the law. As the final arbiter of the law, the Supreme Court deems what is constitutional and what isn’t. This...

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John Marshall at Home: What Made the Man Who Made the Supreme Court

We consider John Marshall as the “Father of the Supreme Court,” serving the longest tenure as Chief Justice to date, from 1801 to 1835. When Marshall became the 4th Chief Justice appointed by President John Adams, the Supreme Court was largely...

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Money, Barter, and the Plantation Economy

Exploring the financial foundations of the New World, students will consider how the colonies made money for the mother country, who performed that labor, and how the early colonists financially and culturally interacted with each other, and more!

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Revolutionary Rhetoric

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The Legal Legacies of John Marshall

Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835) served 34-years on the U.S. Supreme Court (1801-1835) and during his illustrious tenure during America's Early Republic, Marshall asserted the power and authority of the federal judiciary. Marshall developed...

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The Spirit of ‘76: John Marshall, the Revolution, and the New Nation

This program will explore the origins and rhetoric of the American Revolution, why the future Chief Justice John Marshall eagerly enlisted to serve, and stories and impacts from his time fighting for independence. Students will consider why, how...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Meika Downey   education@preservationvirginia.org
204 W. Franklin Street
Richmond VA 23220
8046487998
United States

https://preservationvirginia.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Preservation Virginia cover:

Culture
Fine Arts
International
Literacy
Problem Based Learning
Problem Solving
Reading
Sciences
Social Studies/History
STEM