Historic Preservation Commission Announces Six Research Grant Awards

Friday, July 29, 2016
The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission has announced six grant awards for research projects that will provide additional scholarship in a variety of subject areas for Virginia Beach history. The Commission initiated the research grant program this year to encourage scholarship about persons, places and events that are significant to the city's history.  The six awards total $10,000 and were made to support these research projects:
  • ​Research, graphic design, production and installation of an interpretive sign panel on the history of the 1878 and 1903 Seatack/Virginia Beach Life-Saving Service/Coast Guard Stations and the men who served there
  • Research paper on the origins and development of African-American communities in Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach
  • Transcription of primary source documents related to Colonel John Thoroughgood, Jr. and research, text development, production and installation of a historic roadside marker about Col. Thoroughgood
  • Research on the Cape Henry Rail Line and Station and text development, production and installation of a historic roadside marker on the subject
  • Development of learning plans and a template for performance tasks for a pilot program on local history between the Civil War and Civil Rights eras for implementation in the elementary grades in Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • Research paper on the history of the Seatack African-American community
​​The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission is a City Council-appointed body that advises Council on issues related to historic preservation. The commission generally meets the first Wednesday evening of the month at 2101 Parks Avenue, Suite 500. Please visit www.vbgov.com/historicpreservation for additional information about the Historic Preservation Commission. 

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