Our Mission -- To preserve, promote, educate and advocate for the region’s irreplaceable historic buildings, sites, and landscapes, thereby providing cultural, economic, and educational benefits to the public, and to promote communication among organizations and individuals interested in this work.
It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation
with the present over a mutual concern for the future.
William J. Murtagh
Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America

Saving the Past for a Better Future

Who We Are

Preservation Northern Shenandoah Valley (PNSV) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of our region’s irreplaceable historic resources. Our region includes the Virginia counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester.

Preservation Northern Shenandoah Valley (PNSV) began as a local branch of Preservation Virginia, the statewide historic preservation organization in August 2008. When Preservation Virginia dismantled the local branch system, the board members of the Northern Shenandoah Valley branch decided to continue the branch’s activities as a separate organization and formed PNSV in May 2013.

What We Do

PNSV board members serve as advocates and advisors to individuals and groups seeking to save threatened historic buildings, structures or landscapes within our region. We partner with local governments and other preservation organizations to identify and implement practical and sustainable solutions that result in responsible stewardship of historic resources. PNSV has assisted groups with the creation of new non-profit organizations. As a certified 501(c)3 organization, PNSV can accept and hold donations for specific properties and projects, ensuring that funds are dispersed for the purposes the donors intended. PNSV does not undertake actual preservation work but passes funds to others who oversee the projects.

If you need assistance with saving an historic building, structure or landscape in our region – even if you believe it to be a lost cause – please contact us. We can advise you on your options and help you develop an action plan.