The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has awarded a grant of $35,000 to Sweet Briar College to advance the development of the Tusculum Institute, a resource center for historic preservation that will make its home at Sweet Briar.
Lynn Rainville, who has served as an assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology at Sweet Briar College since 2001, was recently named founding director of the Tusculum Institute. Her official title will be research professor in the humanities, and the position is effective July 1.
From 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, “Moving Tusculum Home — An Architectural Study” will be presented in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Sweet Briar College. Admission is free and the public is invited.