The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently proclaimed May 2021 as Historic Preservation Month to honor the efforts put forth by citizens and staff to preserve and protect Prince William County history through restoration and education.
Historic Preservation revitalizes neighborhoods, fosters community pride, maintains community character, and enhances quality of life in Prince William County.
In issuing the proclamation, the Board also recognizes the important role historic preservation plays in bolstering the local economy through tourism. In 2019, 42% of visitors to the Northern Virginia region visited a historic site and/or museum.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors created the Historic Preservation Division in 2005 to operate and maintain the County’s historic properties and resources as well as tell the story of the County through programs and events. In addition, the Board established the Historical Commission and the Architectural Review Board to advise and assist in efforts to identify, protect, preserve and promote the County’s historic sites, cultural resources and history.
The County operates 12 historic sites spread across 500 acres as well as the African American History Trail. Visit www.pwcva.gov/history for more information.