The Mosby Heritage Area Association board of directors has elected C. Dulany Morison as its new chairman.
Founded in 1995, the nonprofit preservation and education organization is governed by a volunteer board. Morison replaces MHAA’s Stephen C. Price, whose board term finished this month. Morison, who joined the board in 2016, will continue in his role as co-chairman of the Preservation Committee along with Ashton Cole.
Morison’s top priority is to solidify MHAA as a leader in preserving the Northern Piedmont while continuing to offer a variety of high caliber programs. He plans to expand MHAA’s preservation efforts and programming in Fauquier County, which is increasingly under threat by a growing number of special exception applications in the rural area. He also plans to highlight the equestrian history of the Heritage Area, beginning with a focus on foxhunting, which officially celebrates 180 years in America in 2020.
Morison is a native of Middleburg, having grown up at two family homes listed on the National Historic Register, Stoke and Welbourne. He earned a bachelor’s degree in southern history at the University of Virginia and went on to become a self-employed equities trader in Washington, DC. He moved his business to Stoke in 2010 and renovated the family farm into a premier horse boarding facility for foxhunters. He also works on the farm, serves on several conservation boards, and is an active subscriber of the Orange County Hounds and the Piedmont Fox Hounds.
MHAA’s education programs typically reach between 4,000 and 5,000 students each year, either in the classroom or via field trip programs to local historic sites. The organization also offers several special events each year, including house tours, books talks, and conferences. The flagship event, the Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War, is in its 22nd year.