The FoundationPreservation Northern Shenandoah Valley is an IRS recognized 501-c(3) non-profit established to provide advocacy, education and outreach regarding the preservation of the areaís historic resources. The foundation keeps watch on historic preservation issues in a five county area of Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Page and Shenandoah plus the City of Winchester.
PNSV communicates with members several times a year, providing updates on historic preservation activities in the region (restored properties, threatened properties, demolitions, events, etc.) by newsletter or email.
We also hold quarterly membership meetings at historic sites, usually ones that are not typically open to the public. These meetings are open to the general public (members are admitted free; non-members pay an admission) and include a tour of the site and/or lecture on the siteís history.
When area historic resources are threatened with demolition, PNSV will advocate for alternate solutions by seeking to connect property owners with resources and to educate both property owners and the public on the value and benefits of preserving historic resources. PNSV has partnered with individuals and organizations to raise funds that support specific preservation projects and has acted as a steward for those funds.
Preservation Northern Shenandoah Valley plans to continue the above activities and to expand our education and outreach efforts with a greater presence at regional events such as county fairs and community festivals.