Christine Henry worked for four years as a project coordinator on cultural resource surveys with the Washington DC Regional Office (WASO) of the National Park Service while working on her doctorate in Urban Planning at the University of Maryland. Prior to returning to school, Dr. Henry worked for over a decade as the Federal Preservation Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in addition to working with museums around the country to manage their collections and programming projects. Trained as both an architect and as a preservationist, Dr. Henry focuses her research on placemaking, the intersection of the built environment and community identity. She is particularly interested in issues of social justice and diversifying the communities who participate in preservation.
Areas of Expertise (5)
University of Maryland: Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning and Design 2010
University of Maryland: M.H.P., Historic Preservation 2010
The Catholic University of America: M.Arch., Architecture 1997
The College of William & Mary: B.A., Art History, minor in Geology 1992
Media Appearances (2)
UMW, City of Fredericksburg partner in effort to more accurately tell the local Civil Rights story
The Free Lance-Star print
Students and professors at the University of Mary Washington will assist Fredericksburg officials in efforts to more fully tell the story of the local civil rights movement.
UMW, City working to place historical marker at downtown site of Freedom Riders first stop
The Free Lance-Star print
On May 4, 1961, the original 13 Freedom Riders departed Washington on Greyhound and Trailways buses. Williams, Devlin and Henry, in partnership with the City of Fredericksburg, have started the process of applying for the marker from the state Department of Historical Resources.
How the University of Maryland Architecture Library Avoided Closure and Emerged as a Professional LibraryArt Documentation
Cindy Frank, Christine Henry
2016 In June 2014, the dean of libraries at the University of Maryland announced the libraries’ plan to close the architecture branch library over the summer due to permanent budget cuts that had been handed down from the state of Maryland. After many e-mail messages, a petition, phone calls, and letters, the dean of libraries gave the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation a reprieve of one semester to come up with some creative alternatives to closing. This article explores the process from announced closing to task force report and final decision.