On September 20, 2017, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors directed the Heritage Commission to review the full historic significance of the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds and its statues, and to determine what additional memorials, monuments, statues or interpretative context would be appropriate to fully reflect the history of the grounds, the county and its citizens. The commission will provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and include an identification of appropriate community sponsors and cost estimates for recommended modifications.
The subcommittee meeting schedule can be found on the Loudoun County Government Master Calendar.
The subcommittee is currently focusing research on topics that include the enslaved, free blacks and freedom seekers, the U.S. Colored Troops from Loudoun County and the Loudoun Rangers, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights movement and desegregation. Research materials and resources related to these topics continue to be identified. View the current list (PDF).
If you have any information related to the topics listed, particularly information specific to Loudoun County that could assist the Heritage Commission with its research, please email the Heritage Commission and let us know.
If you have questions about the project or would like more information, you may email Heidi Siebentritt in the Department of Planning and Zoning or call 703-777-0246.