Located on the campus of Sweet Briar College, Tusculum Institute is a historic preservation resource center dedicated to preserving and studying the region's historic assets within a context of environmental stewardship.

Our Mission

Tusculum Institute is an historic preservation resource center on the campus of Sweet Briar College providing education and outreach to students, faculty, and the wider community and region. Using the rich historic and intellectual resources of the College, working in partnership with the Department of Historic Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and drawing on the expertise of other distinguished historic agencies, the Institute supports the preservation of the region's historic assets in a context of environmental stewardship and promotes the use of the Commonwealth's historic legacy as a learning resource.  Tusculum Institute serves as a catalyst and partner for College faculty across a wide range of academic disciplines to develop courses and programs that deepen understanding of Virginia's historic places and encourage their sustainable use.

Support Tusculum

If you are interested in supporting our on-going programming efforts, please contact Heidi McCrory, Vice President for Development, P.O. Box 1057, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia. Email: hmccrory@sbc.edu, Phone: 434.381.6164.