From timesdispatch.com Call it a sort of homecoming. In the early 1980s, the founders of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia leased the Leigh Street Armory as a home, only to see a fire at the structure gut those plans.
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The fourth annual Civil War & Emancipation Day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 6. More than 25 institutions throughout Richmond will be open to the public and offer special programming. Learn about the participating institutions and programming here.
Travel through history for free this weekend! Seven historic homes will offer free admission this weekend, March 22-23. This is a great way to explore the history of Richmond. Several of the homes are located in our neighborhood and the others are located a short driving distance away in the city.
On Wednesday, December 12 at Noon, visit The Museum of the Confederacy and learn more about Christmas during the Civil War.
On Sunday, September 23, from 2-5 p.m., join the Valentine Richmond History Center in celebration of the 200th Birthday of the Wickham House. From the Valentine Richmond History Center: At the event we will dedicate the state historic markers for the Wickham House as well as the Museum and introduce our new Elise H. Wright [...]
Do you ever wonder what is up with the Leigh Street Armory, that boarded-up castle building at the corner of Leigh and St. James Streets? Did you know that it was built in 1895 and was called the First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Armory? Or, that it will soon become the future home of the Black [...]
ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, unless noted Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church at Capitol Square Jazz and More! New Orleans style jazz by The Doctors of Jazz on the Portico. Plus, GrowRVA trucks will rally on Grace between 8th and 9th streets! View art by The James River Art League in the Parish Hall. [...]
From the Valentine Richmond History Center: The Valentine Richmond History Center announces the opening of its newest exhibit. The exhibit, a rotation within “Discovering Collections, Making Connections,” features an assortment of items from the Holt Tobacco Collection, including tobacco tins, advertisements, tools, books and cigarette cards. It was collected by Bernard Stuart “Skip” Holt (1932-2011) [...]