Walter (Pete) Norris
Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula (PNNMP) was formed in 2012 as an independent charitable organization when Preservation Virginia decided to no longer have separate branches. PNNMP is actively concerned with preserving and protecting the rich historic and cultural resources of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, focusing in particular on Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Richmond, King George, and Essex counties.
It sponsors regular members’ programs such as a summer speakers series followed by a sociable pot luck supper and tours of historic houses and other historic sites in the area and produces a quarterly newsletter. In keeping with its core mission, PNNMP makes grants and undertakes direct projects for historic preservation in the region. It has also published a landmark guide to historic homes and other important sites.
PNNMP is a membership organization, open to anyone who is interested in the important historic and cultural heritage of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. It is governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from the membership, consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Board of Directors meetings, which are open to all members, are held on the third Thursday of the month at 10:30 AM at Wellford Hall, St. John’s Church, in Warsaw. It is easy to join and new members are actively welcomed.