-- Speaker of the House appoints Peace to historic preservation board--
Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) was recently appointed to serve on the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) Board of Trustees. The board is a state agency, consisting of members of the General Assembly and other state officials, as well as gubernatorial appointees and board-appointed members. Members provide advice and counsel to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation staff members and serve as a governing board for the foundation.
According to their website, the mission of JYF is to educate and to promote understanding and awareness of Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States of America. The Foundation is an educational institution of the Commonwealth of Virginia and administers two living-history museums. Jamestown Settlement interprets the cultures of 17th-century colonial Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement, and the Powhatan Indians. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown interprets the impact of the American Revolution on the people of America and the development of the new nation.
Peace has a legislative record of working to preserve our rich and storied history across the Commonwealth. In 2007, he successfully carried legislation to establish the Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail. The Road to Revolution state heritage trail honors the first Governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry and pays homage to Henry’s leading role in liberating Virginia from Colonial rule to independence. The Trail brings a considerable number of tourists to Central Virginia, as well as contributes to joint marketing and economic development efforts of localities.
“I am honored to serve on the Jamestown-Yorktown Board of Trustees. We have a rich heritage and history in Virginia. We must collaborate and find inclusive and creative opportunities for promoting these valuable resources to increase tourism revenue and highlight our important place in the foundation of our Nation,” stated Peace.
Peace’s historic preservation legislative record includes but is not limited to co-sponsoring a resolution Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee, passing legislation to create the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission to establish a commemorative commission to honor the life, achievements, and legacy of Virginia Indians on the grounds of Capitol Square, passing a bill to create the Civil War Site Preservation Fund for the purpose of awarding grants to preserve endangered Virginia Civil War historic sites, passing legislation to establish the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 State Heritage Trail and co-sponsoring legislation to protect our war monuments and memorials.