Mission

Tusculum Institute is an historic preservation resource center on the campus of Sweet Briar College providing education and outreach to students, teachers, and the wider community in central Virginia. Using the rich historic and intellectual resources of the College and working in partnership with the Department of Historic Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Institute promotes the use of the region’s historic legacy as a learning resource and supports historic preservation in a context of environmental stewardship. Tusculum Institute sponsors College faculty and students across a wide range of academic disciplines in pursuing research and developing place-based educational programs that deepen understanding of Virginia’s historic places and encourage their sustainable use.

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