Gail Braxton

General Information

Experience

Director of the Mary Washington Branch  - Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

Chairwoman  - Planning Commission

President  - Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Junior Board

The Garden Club of Virginia

Affiliations

Member  - Planning Commission

Board Member  - UMW-Community Symphony Orchestra

Recent News  

- Gail G. Braxton, Director, Mary Washington Branch, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

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Braxton receives award from UMW orchestra Fredericksburg resident Gail Braxton was awarded the University of Mary Washington-Community Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Salute Award yesterday during the annual Celebrity Series concert.The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the community, which Braxton has been doing through volunteer work for more than 30 years, according to a press release from the University of Mary Washington. One of her nominators said, "One cannot know Gail without being impressed with her commitment to our community, its history and the importance of preserving that history."The former Spotsylvania County teacher and University of Mary Washington personnel director shifted her focus to family and volunteer commitment once her children were born. Active in city issues, Braxton served more than 10 years on the Planning Commission, both as a member and as chairwoman.She is a former board member of the UMW-Community Symphony Orchestra and the past president of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Junior Board. She has been active in the Rappahannock Valley Garden Club and the Garden Club of Virginia.Braxton joined the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities in 1974 and assumed various responsibilities before becoming director of the Mary Washington Branch in 1981, a post she still holds.Braxton was selected for the award by the Citizen Salute Committee of the Friends of the Orchestra.

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"It's a well-kept secret that we would like to let a few more people know about," said Gail Braxton, director of the Mary Washington Branch for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, which owns the house.

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