The Virginia Department of Historic Resources
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) is the State Historic Preservation Office. Their mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia's significant historic architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources. All requests for listing on the National Register must go through this office. You can find more information at the following links.
VDHR administers two programs designed to recognize our historic resources and to encourage their continued preservation: the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. For more information follow this link:
Register Information-Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
The VDHR Blog provides resources relating to Virginia's historic cemeteries, including information on workshops, cemetery preservation, and other resources. To find out more, click on the link below.
VDHR Historic Cemetery Blog
Also, the VDHR provides cemetery preservation information at the following link.
VDHR Cemetery Preservation Page
The Association for Gravestone Studies
The Association for Gravestone Studies promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic grave markers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones.
The Association for Gravestone Studies Homepage
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