2016 Holiday House Tour

Posted on Dec 1, 2016

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Stuart Hall/Reservoir Hill Neighborhood, location of the 44th Annual Holiday House Tour

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

2016 Holiday House Tour Walk Friday, November 4th @ 12 Noon Tour meets on the sidewalk in front of Stuart Hall School at the corner of N. Washington and W. Frederick Streets. Historic Staunton Foundation’s 44th annual Holiday House Tour, “Celebrating the Diversity of Historic Architecture,” invites you to walk the Stuart Hall/Reservoir Hill neighborhood of the Newtown Historic District. Diverse architecture describes a mixture and range of architectural styles and community growth.  At the center of this year’s tour is the grand Stuart Hall, a symbol of Staunton’s history of being a...

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted on Mar 3, 2016

Are you interested in volunteering for Historic Staunton Foundation? Here’s a great opportunity to support both HSF and the Staunton Downtown Development Association !! On Saturday, March 19, HSF is partnering with Staunton Downtown Development Association (SDDA) to host “Staunton Stories” at the R. R. Smith Center. The event is designed to connect and reconnect Staunton locals with Downtown Staunton as part of their life history. Staunton Stories is about people. Items will be photographed and digitized and we will video people telling their stories related to the items they bring. The...

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6th Annual Winter Wine Festival

Posted on Feb 12, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016 12 noon – 6pm at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel Staunton, Virginia It’s blustery in Staunton today, but milder weather is in the forecast for next week’s Winter Wine Festival! Come escape the winter blues and enjoy tastings from Barren Ridge Vineyards, Bluestone Vineyard, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Democracy Vineyards, Fincastle Winery, Foggy Ridge Cider, Homeplace Vineyard, Hunt’s Vineyard, Mattaponi Winery, North Mountain Vineyard and Winery, Stanburn Winery, Weston Farm Vineyard and Winery. Pair your favorite Virginia wine with cheese from Caromont...

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HSF’s 43rd Annual Holiday House Tour Members’ Party

Posted on Nov 18, 2015

 Saturday, December 5, 2015 6:00-9:30 pm at the home of Stuart and Emily Cochran 120 Church Street ~ Staunton HSF’s 43rd Annual Holiday House Tour is right around the corner, and preparations for the Members’ Party are in full swing! Enjoy an elegant holiday party, and a candlelight tour of lofts and homes in and around the Wharf Historic District. Tickets for this highly anticipated members’ event are limited and selling quickly, so contact the HSF office to purchase yours soon! Not a member of Historic Staunton Foundation?  Join online or contact the office to become a member...

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November Preservation Brown Bag Walk

Posted on Nov 6, 2015

Friday, November 13th @ 12 noon  2015 Holiday House Tour Walking Tour Tour convenes in front of the R. R. Smith Center at noon This month’s Preservation Brown Bag Walk will focus on the lofts and homes featured in our 43rd Annual Holiday House Tour on December 5th and 6th. The 2015 tour spans three historic districts: Beverley, Newtown, and the Wharf Historic District as the central connector. Historically each building had its purpose as warehouses, retail stores, offices, and residential dwellings. Today their use is similar but reimagined and revitalized for the 21st Century. The tour...

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They’re All Different: Energy Savings Strategies for Your Historic Structure

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

On January 9th, Staunton architect Michael C. Brown kicked off the 2015 Brown Bag Preservation Talk series by leading an informative discussion about improving energy performance in historic buildings. If you were unable to join us, Mike kindly provided us with the following presentation outlining some of the basic items to consider when addressing energy performance in your historic building.  The following sites are recommended for further research: Passive House Institute: Think Little (John Semmelhack, energy consultant): ...

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5th Annual Winter Wine Festival

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

Historic Staunton Foundation is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Winter Wine Festival February 21, 2015 12pm-6pm at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center Come enjoy tastings from over a dozen Virginia wine, cider, and artisan food vendors while enjoying music by local favorites. The all day festival offers a wonderful opportunity to see the beautiful Stonewall Jackson Hotel, enjoy wines and ciders from all over Virginia, and stroll through Staunton’s historic downtown. It’s a perfect getaway for the day or the weekend! For ticket and festival information – including a...

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January Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Jan 2, 2015

Friday, January 9 @ 12:00 pm R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, Lecture Hall   They’re All Different:  Energy Savings Strategies for Your Historic Structure Please plan to join us for our first Brown Bag of 2015!  Staunton architect Michael C. Brown will lead this month’s discussion by presenting options for improving the energy performance in historic buildings. His presentation will focus on how each building is unique, and how to develop a wholistic scheme to make a building more energy efficient. Michael will also talk about making simple improvements, larger...

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42nd Annual HSF Holiday House Tour in Review

Posted on Dec 16, 2014

The 42nd Annual HSF Holiday House Tour was a wonderful weekend of celebrating historic preservation! Last Saturday and Sunday, approximately 500 people toured the campus of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind and beautiful historic homes on East Beverley Street decorated for the holidays.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event a success! Proceeds from events such as the Annual Holiday House Tour support HSF programs.   If you have not yet contributed to HSF, we hope you will consider an end-of-year donation.  Your tax-deductible contribution will support our efforts...

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