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The Prince William County Historical Commission is composed of 16 citizens appointed by the Board of County Supervisors. The Historical Commission advises the Board in its efforts to identify, preserve, protect and promote Prince William County's historical sites, artifacts, buildings and events.

Members review land development applications and make recommendations regarding their impact on cultural resources; produce publications related to local history; provide input on the installation of historical highway markers; propose properties to be classified as County Registered Historic Sites; conduct tours; and award community service certificates. 

Click here for a list of Historical Commission Publications Available for Purchase

Click here to view a pdf version of some Historical Commission Publications

Click here to view a presentation about the upcoming project at Coles Fire Station

The Historical Commission usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in a variety of locations including the Development Services Building at 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA; the Old Manassas Courthouse at the corner of Lee and Grant Avenues in Manassas, VA and other locations as indicated below.

The meetings are open to the public. 

The Tuesday, January 13, 2015 meeting of the Historical Commission will be held in conference rooms 202 A & B of the Development Services Building.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.     

The Cemeteries and Publications Committees of the Historical Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the same date at the same location.

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 The Agenda is usually posted five days before the meeting.

  Regular meeting dates are listed below. Click on a link to view the approved brief and resolutions for that meeting.  

 
Dec. 8, 2015​ ​Nov. 10, 2015 Oct. 13, 2015​ ​Sept. 8, 2015 ​Aug. 11, 2015 ​July 14, 2015
June 9, 2015​ ​May 12, 2015 ​April 14, 2015 ​March 10, 2015 ​Feb. 10, 2015 ​Jan. 13, 2015
   
​Dec. 9, 2014 ​Nov. 4, 2014 Oct. 14, 2014​ Sept. 9, 2014​ Aug. 12, 2014​ July 8, 2014​
​June 10, 2014 May 13, 2014​ April 8, 2014 March 11, 2014​ Feb. 11, 2014​ Jan. 14, 2014​

 

To confirm meeting schedule or for further information contact Toni Brzyski at 703-792-6832 or email to planning@pwcgov.org  

 

Historical Commission Members - Terms Expire 12/31/2015 Except as Noted

Name and Address  Appointing District Appointed

Sara B. Anderson - 8403 Kirkwood Court, Manassas, VA 20112
703-791-5822

Woodbridge

2/11/2003

James D. Bish - 12913 Eleanor Court, Manassas, VA  20112
703-791-4125​
​Coles ​4/9/2013
James M. Burgess Jr. - 4551 Lawnvale Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155
703-754-7800

At-Large

11/25/1993

Janice M. Cunard - 12137 Darnley Road, Woodbridge, VA  22192
703-590-9693

At-Large

3/24/2004

Betty Duley - 5798 Featherbed Lane, Manassas, VA  20109
703-754-4346

Gainesville

2/3/2004

​Michael Jay Johnson - 9703 Waterfront Drive, Manassas, VA  20111
571-229-9611
Neabsco

5/10/2011

Kayne Karnbach, Chairman - 14358 Broadwinged Drive, Gainesville, VA  20155, 202-738-2245
​Woodbridge ​4/12/2011
Jane B. MacDonald - 15215 Spriggs Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193
703-670-5473

Potomac

8/4/1981

Ron Mayer, Vice Chairman - 6552 Alderwood Way, Gainesville, VA  20155
703-743-1930

​Gainesville ​9/17/2013

William A. Olson - 5200 Wolf Run Shoals Road, Woodbridge, VA  22192
703-590-7337

Occoquan 

9/11/2007

Ronald L. Smith - 18319 Candice Drive, Triangle, VA 22172
703-221-0466

Potomac

4/2/1996

Harry P. Stickley III - 15036 Greenmount Drive, Woodbridge, VA  22193         703-590-8201

Neabsco

2/28/2006

David Swavely - 11802 Oakwood Drive, Woodbridge, VA  22192
703-494-7538

Occoquan

2/10/2004

Dennis Van Derlaske - 4924 Lanyard Lane, Woodbridge, VA  22192
703-590-2397 - Term expired 12-31-2011

Coles

2/5/2008

Linda Wright - 8001 Cerro Gordo Road, Gainesville, VA  20155
703-754-4000

Brentsville

11/25/2008

Elaine S. Yankey - 14841 Glenkirk Road, Nokesville, VA  20181
703-754-7600

Brentsville

7/7/1998

 

Staff
Justin Patton, County Archaeologist
Planning Office Staff Liaison, 703-792-5729

Toni Brzyski, Secretary
703-792-6832
 
Sarah Nucci, Preservationist, Public Works Liaison
703-792-5619
 
Donald L. Wilson, Library Liaison
703-792-4540 or 4541