E-Intern Project National Cemeteries

The National Cemetery Administration is joining the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Internship program this year, and we want to let your students know about this opportunity. Check us out at: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/history/index.asp.

The NCA History Program wants to enlist college students (all levels) as digital storytellers through the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS).  E-interns will research and write web content, interpreting U.S. history through historic national cemeteries–people, places, monuments. More information is in the attached flyer. Please forward to likely candidates and post it where they might see it. Thank you!

Details about the VSFS project are here: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/2370.

Applications are due July 31, so hurry.

Students apply through https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503976200.

Fall 2019 Preservation Courses Announced

Join us this upcoming Fall 2019 semester for two of our most popular courses:

History 180 – Historic Archaeology, taught by Professor Bertsch.  For the first time ever, we’re offering this archaeology class at the Alexandria Campus on Tuesday nights (7:00pm to 9:40pm) to learn more about local archaeology, architectural elements and historical research methods in the classroom and on local site visits.

History 183 – Survey of Museum Practice, taught by Professor Dluger, on Wednesday nights (7:00pm to 9:40pm) at our Loudoun Campus.  You’ll study the practical details of how museums operate and their evolution from the 20th century into today’s rapidly changing world.  We’ll cover such topics as the organizational structure of a museum, exhibition design and planning, interpretation, inclusion, and collection care and management.

Each of these classes are part of our Public History and Historic Preservation Certificate program, but you do not need to be enrolled in the program to take advantage of these wonderful course offerings.  Join us on Tuesdays or Wednesdays nights (or even both nights!) as we explore the practical, hands-on approach to history and step beyond the traditional academic box.

Returning NVCC students can register now; on 1 May anyone can register.

Question? Please contact Professor Dluger, mdluger@nvcc.edu.


Archaeology/Museum Technician Job Posting – Alexandria Archaeology

City of Alexandria/Alexandria Archaeology is hiring a part-time archaeologist to assist with the administration of the Archaeological Protection Code. Position is 20 hours/week with benefits. Come join our team! Please share with interested students and colleagues. Position closes March 27, 2019. For additional information and application, visit:


Thanks, Alexandria Archaeology

Prince William Preservation Announces Historic Preservation Wedding Expo on March 16

The Historic Preservation Wedding Expo is a week away! Meet representatives from Bergerons, BluSage Catering, Ron Bailey Photography, Sammy’s Rentals, Statements The Salon, Edibles Incredible! Desserts, Calling Card Events, Fleet Transportation Services, Sugar Rim Bar, PHP Agency, Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee, RE/MAX, First Savings Mortgage, Popped Republic, Hampton Inn Manassas, and more!

Food samples and take-away gifts!

Saturday, March 16, from 10 am to 2 pm. $5 advanced admission, $10 at the door. Register at 703-499-9812 or email JAlicea@pwcgov.org.

International Women’s Day at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston

Join us on Friday, March 8th for International Women’s Day as we raise awareness and celebrate the achievement of the women who have made the iconic Lake Anne Plaza what it is today. An appropriate location for such a day given 75% of all businesses on the plaza are owned and operated by women. Friday evening, come to learn and share at the kick-off reception at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery (1609 Washington Plaza). Hear first-hand from past and present female leaders in the community about personal experiences as business owners, stories of Lake Anne and visions for years ahead.

Complimentary to the conversation, enjoy the photography exhibit by local photographer, Charlotte Geary along with vintage photos from the Reston Historic Trust & Museum. Light fare and refreshments provided. Donations from the sale of limited edition Commemorate Posters will benefit Shelter House, a community based non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence.

Continue the celebration through Sunday with shop and eatery special promotions and a variety of music performances, art exhibitions, book signings and more. The 1st Annual International Women’s Day Celebration at Lake Anne is provided by the Lake Anne Merchants and Professionals Committee.

What: 1st Annual International Women’s Day Celebration
When: Friday, March 8, 2019
Where: Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Community Center, Jo Ann Rose Gallery – 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190
7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Gallery Reception
8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A
Website: www.lakeanneplaza.com
Cost: Free
Weather: Rain or Shine
Social: Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @lakeanneplaza #LifeOnLakeAnne, #Reston, #LiveLocal, #balanceforbetter #FreeParking, #Plaza

About Lake Anne Plaza
Lake Anne Plaza is the historic “heart and soul” of Reston, Virginia and the center of local living in our community. Reminiscent of a European coastal village where people live, work and play, this spectacular community nestled around a lake, is one of the few places in Northern Virginia where you can dine or shop at independently owned establishments. From our fine restaurants to unique boutiques to the seasonal official Reston Farmer’s Market, Lake Anne Plaza embodies the best of living local.
A destination spot for residents and visitors alike, Lake Anne prides itself on being internationally recognized as one of the finest examples of the modern planned community. Lake Anne architecture has graced the cover of dozens of national and international magazines. www.lakeanneplaza.com