2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Poplar Forest 1857 Slave Dwelling Emergency Stabilization and Restoration

Item 371 #2h

Item 371 #2h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Historic Resources FY2025 $884,800 FY2026 $0 GF

Page 427, line 28, strike "$54,877,427" and insert "$55,762,227".

Page 430, after line 32, insert:

"P. Out of the amounts in this item, $884,800 the first year from the general fund is provided to the County of Bedford to support emergency stabilization and restoration measures of the 1857 Slave Dwelling located at Poplar Forest."


(This amendment provides $884,800 the first year from the general fund to Bedford County for emergency stabilization the 1857 Slave Dwelling at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Poplar Forest has completed a series of emergency stabilization measures to protect the structure, including buttressing the building with support beams in 1993 following a derecho, and a series of repairs to secure the walls. A full restoration of the 1857 Slave Dwelling offers a unique opportunity to reveal the untold stories of the enslaved African Americans who lived and worked at Poplar Forest during the decades before and immediately following Emancipation and to provide a physical space where visitors, and descendants can connect to their history. A more equitable interpretation of all who lived here is central to our mission and our responsibility to share the full story of Poplar Forest.)