Preserving Virginia: The Future of History Documentary on YouTube

Earlier this spring, you may have heard about a showing on PBS of a documentary Preserving Virginia: The Future of History through the statewide preservation organization, Preservation Virginia. We know how hard it can be to catch PBS programs at times, so we wanted to share the word from Preservation Virginia that the full, feature-length documentary is now available on YouTube to watch at your leisure.

The half-hour program highlights how the Commonwealth of Virginia has embraced historical preservation for both its economic and cultural value to local communities. Using examples in the five major regions of the state, the program explores the impact of historic preservation in the areas of economic development and job creation; community revitalization; heritage tourism; quality of life; and, of course, the significance of preservation in maintaining cultural identity.