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Local-Regional Associations & Organizations
(Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, DC)




Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. --The ASM is a statewide organization of lay and professional archeologists devoted to the study and conservation of Maryland archeology
Archaeological Society of Virginia --Almost 50 years old, the ASV is strictly a volunteer organization that boasts a large number of professional archeologists. The majority of the Society's most active members, including a majority of the Board of Director's and the elected officers, are amateur archeologists
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities --The APVA preserves, interprets, and promotes real and personal property relating to the history and people of Virginia. It serves as an educational and cultural resource for its membership, the general public, and special audiences
Council of Virginia Archaeologists, Inc. --Founded in 1975, COVA is an organization dedicated to the preservation and study of Virginia’s archaeological resources through public awareness, dissemination of information, interaction between professional and volunteer archeologists, and assisting the VDHR
Eastern States Archaeological Foundation -- ESAF is an organization of state archeological societies that are found in the Eastern U.S. ESAF was organized in 1933 to provide an exchange of archeological information among archeologists and state archeological societies
Historic Annapolis Foundation --Since 1952, Historic Annapolis Foundation has educated the public about the history of Annapolis and advocated the preservation of the city’s architectural integrity through maintaining historic sites and conducting research
Historical Society of Washington, D.C. -- The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., serves the city, its residents and visitors as an educational institution that promotes knowledge of the past for better understanding of the future
Maryland Historical Society -- MHS is the state's oldest cultural institution that collects, preserves, and interprets objects and materials reflecting Maryland's diverse heritage. The MHS houses the most extensive collection of objects and artifacts in the state of Maryland, and one of the largest collections of Americana in the world
Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference --The MAAC provides a yearly conference and a professional journal for archaeologists, both avocational and professional, working in the Middle Atlantic area: a place to meet, discuss problems and issues, present recent work, and socialize with our colleagues
Preservation Alliance of Virginia --The Alliance provides services and technical advice for preservation projects and programs; communication among individuals, businesses, and organizations interested in preservation; and educational opportunities for preservationists and the public.
Virginia Conservation Network -- VCN is the only statewide organization that focuses on the environment of the Commonwealth in a comprehensive and inclusive manner. It serves to protect the Commonwealth’s air, lands, and waters for the benefit of the people as guaranteed by the Virginia Constitution.
Virginia Historical Society --Founded in 1831 the VHS collects, preserves, and interprets the commonwealth's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations
Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists -- WAPA is the oldest and largest regional association of professional anthropologists in the world today. Founded in 1976, it serves as a resource and a social/career development center for anthropologists seeking to apply their knowledge and skills to practical problems for the betterment of society
Washington Area Council of Public Archaeologists --This website contains a list of public archaeologists working in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
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