National Preservation Month Newsletter Online Now

May is drawing to a close, but you can make National Preservation Month last a little longer with a special edition of PHW’s quarterly newsletter. The newsletter features a number of common architectural styles illustrated by Historic American Building Survey and historic house plan drawings (and one past Holiday House Tour drawing), accompanied by brief histories of the styles and some typical historic color suggestions. The online version is slightly different from the print version which you may have picked up at Kidzfest or current members will receive through the mail. If you’ve already seen it in print form, you may want to check out “version two” online to see the different illustrations.

Click here to read or download PHW’s National Preservation Month 2016 newsletter.

PHW Summer Newsletter Online Now

No Friday Photos this week, as we were busily working on the summer edition of the newsletter. Catch the 51st Annual Meeting report, the Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Project, repointing mortar, and the National Avenue Gateway Fundraising Project for the Timbrook House and the Boys and Girls Club of Winchester. Plans are underway for the fall PHW Memberfest and Holiday House Tour. Also, catch the big news that Sandra Bosley has been appointed Executive Director.

Read the newsletter online now.

PHW Newsletter Online Now

Due to technical and mechanical issues, the PHW Newsletter is being released slightly ahead of the printed and mailed version to provide an additional reminder of two time sensitive upcoming events, the Winchester Little Theatre check presentation on Feb. 6, and Rouss Day commemorative events on Feb. 11.

This edition also recaps the feedback received to date from the Holiday House Tour 2014 survey, Historic Tax Credit alerts, WLT’s current status on their restoration, a tentative schedule of spring to early summer events, and even a crafty corner on how to make the stiffened yarn ball ornaments you may have seen during the Holiday House Tour.

Click the link to read the newsletter online (PDF).

Because of the technical difficulties this week, the PHW history post has also been delayed. The posts will resume next Friday.

PHW Newsletter Online Now!

The summer edition of PHW’s newsletter is now available online. Click here for a PDF copy.

We would also like to take a moment and note the Samuel Noakes House was listed as #1 in Design Bureau’s top 100 architectural and design interiors. In addition, it was the only building featured from Virginia. Congratulations again on a beautiful project, inside and out!

Holiday House Tour Brochure and Newsletter

The latest edition of the PHW Newsletter has been mailed. Anyone can read the newsletter online now in PDF form at

The Holiday House Tour 2012 Brochure is also available for viewing at the PHW website. Printed brochures go out to our PHW members and our special “Holiday House Tour” mailing list. Would you like to be on this mailing list so you can receive a brochure in the mail? Just drop us an email at or call the office at 540-667-3577 to be added.

Don’t forget, the Holiday House Tour advance tickets are available for purchase now at Kimberly’s, the Winchester Book Gallery, The Final Yard, and

Today’s post brought to you by

Holiday House Tour sponsor BB&T. Thank you for your support!