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Gloucester Rotarians hear talks on historic preservation, economic development

From preserving the state’s historic properties to legislation designed to spur economic development in the region, the Gloucester Rotary Club entertained speakers on a wide range of topics during a pair of October meetings.

Jennifer Hurst-Wender, director of museum operations and education for Preservation Virginia (formerly the APVA) spoke at the group’s Oct. 5 meeting about the state of preserved properties throughout Virginia. 

Del. Keith Hodges spoke at the Oct. 19 meeting, updating Rotarians on legislation pertaining to economic development within the 98th House of Delegates’ District. Both luncheon meetings were held at Olivia’s in the Village, Gloucester.


Oct. 5 meeting

Hurst-Wender opened with a brief history of her organization, which was founded by two women in 1889 to save Bruton Parish Church and the Jamestown ruins. This creation was spawned, in part, by the loss of Powhatan’s Chimney at Wicomico to a storm the previous year....

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