GRANTS & PROJECTS


In 2016, grants were made to Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society for restoration of the Banner of the Company of the 55th Virginia Infantry Regiment, to Leigh Ann and Bill Miller for Kirnan, to work on the plaster due to a leaking chimney, to Mark Jenkins for Woodlawn (Tribble) to help work on the rotting wood and brick foundation, and to Richmond County Museum for shelving and cabinets for storage of documents and library. 


​We’re always very interested in grant applications - to apply, please fill out the application below and submit to the PNNMP Grant Committee at Post Office Box 691, Warsaw, VA 22572.  Grants are awarded in the spring at the annual meeting.  The grant recipient must be present to receive the grant at that time.   



In addition to grants, PNNMP undertakes direct projects related to historic preservation.  A major project launched in 2015 was to help stabilize and preserve Rochester House, an original 1746 building in Westmoreland County near Lyells that is listed on both the Virginia and the National Historic Registers.  Another significant past project was the publication of the book Historic Sites In Virginia’s Northern Neck & Essex County


In 2012, PNNMP excavated the burial vault of Samuel, Martha and Jeremiah Rust, who died between 1718 and 1731. The vault’s history was researched and the vault itself was carefully documented, and then it was re-dedicated in a historical ceremony with some eighty-five persons in attendance and buried again in order to preserve it. 


In March 2017, PNNMP made grants to the Women's Club of Lancaster to help with phase II of preserving the exterior of the 1894 Cornwell's Store; to the Friends of Belle Isle State Part, to help repair the roofs and fascia of the two dependencies at Belle Isle House (circa 1759/60); to the Reedville Fishermen's Museum to restore the pilot house of the Herman G. Krentz net fishing vessel; and to Christ Church Parish to help with masonry repair of the brick wall surrounding the churchyard.

PNNMP GRANT PROGRAM - Open to All!

 PNNMP provides grants to residents and organizations in the Northern Neck (King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster counties) and in Essex and Middlesex counties for the preservation of historic structures and resource preservation including, but not limited to, documents, maps, prints, and paintings that preserve the heritage of the area. The total funding availability varies from year to year, but in the past grants have generally ranged from $200 to $1000.  The deadline for 2018 is January 15, and grants will be awarded at the Annual Meeting in March. Applications for the 2019 cycle can be made any time If you have questions, please contact us!

In March 2018, PNNMP made grants to

  • St. John's Episcopal Church for a new roof on the Bell Tower of the 1835 church,

  • Lee Sanders to repair and paint the exterior and replace the door of the old Farmer's Fork Post Office.  The 1834 post office was destroyed by fire in the early 1900's. The new building, which served as a post office until 1961, was built on the same location. Now the residents of Farmer's Fork are working to restore it to its original condition.

  • The Holley Graded School to restore and replace where necessary the interior tin walls of the 1922-1933 Arts and Crafts style school.  The original 1870 school was torn down when Route 360 was moved in 1920 and the African-American community of Lottsburg raised the money to build the current building.​