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      October 13, 2018

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      215 South Wilton Road
      Richmond, Virginia 23226

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      A Wilton House Museum Symposium: Women in Historic Preservation

      This symposium celebrates the significant roles women have played and continue to achieve in preserving historic sites. Numerous iconic historic buildings and neighborhoods owe their very existence to the determination of women to preserve them. This was achieved by building awareness, securing private philanthropy, and fighting to establish public policy. Women have lead the historic preservation movement from its earliest efforts until today. Speakers from across the country will come together for a symposium to explore and contextualize these achievements. Six presentations will consider various women’s contributions to historic preservation from the founding effort to preserve Mount Vernon, to Colonial Williamsburg, the White House, and historic neighborhoods in Richmond, including contemporary concerns in preserving Richmond’s more troubling past. This daylong symposium is in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the women’s organization that saved and restored Wilton, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  For more information, including speakers and discussion topics, visit http://www.wiltonhousemuseum.org/symposium/. 

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