Mr. Lewes has served the WMCAR in various capacities since 1992. As project manager since 2006, he has been responsible for oversight of architectural history projects and report production. He holds an M.A. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary (2002). Mr. Lewes takes the lead on historical research for archaeological testing and data recovery projects, and for selected architectural history projects. He has researched and written historical context for more than 60 cultural resource management studies ranging in date from the Contact period to the twentieth century.
In addition, Mr. Lewes has prepared National Register nominations and updates for the James Monroe Birthplace Site, Brunswick County Courthouse Square, and Saltville Battlefields Historic District and evaluations of the Front Royal and Guard Hill Battlefields. He also has experience presenting the results of archaeological and historical research to a variety of audiences through talks, special websites and informal publications.