The Tidewater and Big Bend Foundation celebrates early America through the restoration of historical structures and preservation of art, artifacts and vast rural landscapes.
The Tidewater and Big Bend Foundation
The Foundation protects, restores and enhances thousands of acres of land in the Big Bend Region of West Texas and Tidewater Virginia. In addition, we hold numerous properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are returning them to their historical condition. Our portfolio of properties is always growing.
Big Bend Region of West Texas
The Tidewater and Big Bend Foundation’s efforts include the reestablishment of roads, restoration of water infrastructure, invasive plant eradication, erosion control, archeological and ecological research and wildlife management. In addition, we seek to acquire, preserve and restore the surviving early structures in the region both in town and on the vast expanses of land in the region.
The Foundation manages thousands of acres and cares for a number of recognized historical sites across New Kent, Virginia. Our archeological efforts have uncovered building facilities dating to the 18th-century and native American artifacts predating that. We’ve successfully acquired and preserved many of the remaining historical structures in New Kent including an 1818 tavern and the noted Hampstead House.
“Preservation is simply having the good sense to hold on to things that are well designed, that link us with our past in a meaningful way, and that have plenty of good use left in them.”
– Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation