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RRCHNM receives funding for project aimed at digitally preserving Civil War graffiti houses

Grant and Award Announcement

George Mason University

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at Mason, in collaboration with the Office of Historic Resources, City of Fairfax, Virginia, and the Brandy Station Foundation (Brandy Station, VA) has received a Foundations grant in the amount of $60,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Preservation and Access. 

The purpose of this grant is to support the planning for the creation of a digital archive of the unique Civil War graffiti covering the walls of two historic house museums in Virginia—Historic Blenheim (Fairfax) and the Graffiti House (Brandy Station)—and for the planning of the expansion of this effort to several of the other Civil War graffiti sites in the greater Northern Virginia region. 

This funding began in Oct. 2022 and will end in late Sept. 2023.  


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