Preservation Walks & Talks

Educational Series focused on Preservation, Planning, and Neighborhood Revitalization

About Preservation Walks & Talks

Led by HSF Executive Director Frank Strassler and a host of knowledgeable guest speakers, these informative discussions feature topics that relate to preserving the community, planning, identifying historic architecture, celebrating property rehabilitation, and experiencing neighborhood revitalization. Preservation Walks are held during the warmer months of the year and will meet at various times and locations. Preservation Talks are generally held on the first Friday of each month at noon in the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art 2nd floor lecture hall. Preservation Walks & Talks are casual, free, and open to the public.  

2023 Preservation Walks and Talks

10:00 am – November 18, 2023

Explore Newtown – Walk the Route for the Upcoming Holiday House Tour

Meet at the Corner of North Washington and West Frederick Streets

We will walk the route for Historic Staunton Foundation’s Holiday House Tour to discuss the development and architecture of the neighborhood. Touching on topics of Jouett Tapp’s 1813 Map, 19th and 20th century Sanborn Maps, and historical newspaper references, we will tie these topics into today’s rehabilitation of the buildings, yards, and the unrealized potential for neighborhood streets and lighting.