Rappahannock Tribe Receives Preservation Project Grant

The Virginia Museum History & Culture’s Commonwealth History Fund awards a $65,000 grant to the Rappahannock Tribe for the preservation of the Nelson House in Indian Neck. According to News on the Neck the chief’s house served as a headquarters where the Rappahannock Tribe launched efforts to secure state and federal recognition and battled Virginia’s 1924 racial identity law denying Indian identity. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.