To establish a permanent ASV- Virginia Archeological Resource Center to continue the Society’s role as a leader in the scientific study and preservation of Virginia’s archaeological resources through survey, excavation, curation, interpretation, and education.
The Board of Directors and members of the Society are actively engaged in raising funds and directing the planning for a permanent facility to house the Society’s library, ASV Press and publications, laboratory facilities, display space, research collections, and archives. In separate stages, the ASV intends to occupy or build the physical facility, centralize Society business operations, and employ an Executive Director.
To meet the needs of the society in the next century, the Directors realize that the ASV will need a permanent home and a full time Executive Director. The ASV Press operations alone have grown into a full time job currently utilizing all volunteer time. The Press is responsible for editing, printing, and distributing more than 3600 copies of the Quarterly Bulletin annually. In addition, special publication sales had more than doubled in four years (1992 – 1996). Revenue from publications increased from $9,481 in 1992 to $20,096 in 1996. The ASV Press is also responsible for the editing, printing and marketing of these special publications which include over 25 books on Virginia archeology. Several more special publications have been introduced in 1997. Please visit the ASV Press page on this site for a list of publications and ordering instructions.
In 1992, the Society began a fund-raising campaign to meet these goals. Concentrating on support from ASV members, the development fund has grown to over $33,000. The Development Fund was born as the ASV 2000 Fund, and in 1997, was renamed the Virginia Archaeological Resource Center Development Fund. The change was made to more accurately describe the purpose of the Fund for potential donors. The initiation of solicitations from corporate donors is on-going. Also under investigation are other avenues for cooperative ventures with organizations sharing our interests.
The Society is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Our correct legal title is: Archeological Society of Virginia. For personal contact, please write or call:
The Archeological Society of Virginia
P.O. Box 70395
Richmond, VA 23255-0395
(804) 273-9291 FREE