Get Involved!

We rely on our volunteers and members to fulfill our missions. Here are some ideas how you can help PHW.

Advocate and Connect

Let us know if you have heard of an upcoming preservation issue in Winchester and Frederick County. Receive news and updates from PHW through our email list, Facebook, or Twitter.


PHW hosts events and produces tours and activities throughout the year that provide educational and networking opportunities. Watch our social media for information on upcoming events and activities you can participate in.


Anyone is welcome to nominate deserving people or organizations for PHW's Annual Preservation Awards. Awards are presented at PHW's Annual Meeting in June. Click here for a nomination form (PDF).

Volunteer or Intern

PHW welcomes volunteers to help with events, lecture presentations, newsletter articles, and research requests. The Holiday House Tour event is always in need of property owners willing to open their buildings for the tour and docents, and to a lesser extent decorators, researchers and scriptwriters. Contact us to add your name and skillset to our volunteer list.

Shop and Support

Feel good about your orders when you make PHW your charity of choice through AmazonSmile. You shop as normal, and the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the eligible purchase price to PHW. Also check out PHW's online shop to see if anything catches your fancy.


By sponsoring a PHW activity, you showcase your company's offerings, expand business opportunities, and highlight your commitment to local preservation. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Holiday House Tour program booklet.


PHW is empowered to accept bequests and hold easements or covenants on historic property. Contact us for more information about easement or property donations.

In-kind donations of goods and services are also gladly accepted. We have created an Amazon Wishlist to help you donate frequently used office supply items.

PHW is accepting donations for a scholarship for local students in memory of Sherry Lynn Bosley. She passed away unexpectedly on September 27, 2019 after volunteering behind the scenes for fourteen years. Her volunteerism and desire to continue to learn and expand her skills via her work with PHW as well as her bright and optimistic personality will be greatly missed.

To honor her memory and legacy, the PHW board approved a working outline to endow a scholarship in her memory on November 11, 2019. The aim is to support local students entering a major/program of study related to history, cultural resource management, or tourism and hospitality who are likely to complete their studies and further the mission statement of PHW.

You can make a one-time or recurring donation using the PayPal Donation option. If you would like to earmark your donation for the scholarship, please use the special instruction line on the form.



If you prefer to mail a check, click here for a copy of our membership application form to return with your dues. One time credit card payments can be made in person at the PHW office or by using the PayPal Donation option.