Lincoln Preservation Foundation
Carol Morris Dukes
Carol Morris Dukes is the founder of the Lincoln Preservation Foundation, organized in 1999 after development began to threaten the Goose Creek Historic District. A recipient of the 2004 Balch Library’s Loudoun History Award, she spearheaded efforts to restore the African American Grace Methodist Episcopal Church and create the Grace Heritage Site.
Reginald "Reggie" Simms
A past recipient of the Balch Library's Loudoun History Award, Reggie's career as a graphic artist has been showcased in many of LPF's event materials, and he has been a tireless advocate for the preservation of African American stories. Mr. Simms's family was part of the original Grace Church congregation in Lincoln.
Jennifer has a strong background in museum studies and enjoys conducting research, with an undergraduate degree in Historic Preservation from Goucher College in Maryland. Over the years, she has been involved with numerous projects, including cemetery research and documentation, living history, historic house maintenance, and archival record management.
Garry was born and raised in Loudoun County. He is retired from the State Department, working in Africa for 14 years before returning to Washington, DC. Garry volunteers at the Carver Senior Center every day and is a member of Carver Alumni Association. He also serves on the board of the Friends of Grace.
Jeffrey Jackson is a retired Loudoun County school educator and a member of the Agape United Methodist Church, which had its roots in the historic Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Virginia. He is President of the Friends of Grace Multicultural Center, leading efforts to create the Grace Heritage Site.
Historical Research Team
Carolyn Unger has had a long time interest in the Grace Church, its history, and its community. She is a retired Loudoun County school teacher and had been a resident in Hamilton for over 40 years. She is a member of Goose Creek Friends Meeting, one of the three churches in Lincoln.