Virginia S. Nicholas is a volunteer who is particularly interested in preservation and restoration. She has served for nineteen years as the Chair of the Bexar County Historical Commission. She is a past member of the Villa Finale Advisory Council, the National Trust for Historic Preservation site in San Antonio.
Virginia is past president of the San Antonio Conservation Society, where she initiated the ongoing project to list the five Franciscan Missions as UNESCO World Heritage sites. As Alamo Committee Chair for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she developed the Wall of History and was involved with the raising of the north wall of the Alamo Complex, continuing restoration of the façade of the Shrine and hiring of key staff members. She is also a past board member of the Witte Museum and of Healthy Futures of Texas.
She holds the designation of Licensed Master Social Worker-Independent Practice Recognition. Other organizations to which she belongs include: the Witte Museum, Healthy Futures of Texas, Children’s Issue Council of the United Way, Texas Women’s Forum of the International Women’s Forum, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Virginia was named Social Worker of the Year in 1996 and is in the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in Civic Leadership. She received her BA from Baylor University and MA from Trinity University.