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Artifacts Roadshow at the Virginia War Memorial

Do you have any military-related items that you wish you knew more about? Bring them to the Virginia War Memorial this weekend. On Saturday, January 25 between 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Virginia War Memorial will be hosting an Artifacts Roadshow. A curator and military collectible expert will be available for a free review […]

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Library of Virginia makes emails from Gov Tim Kaine available online

How many emails, images, videos, and general office files do you think you might create in four years? If you are the Governor of Virginia, it is sure to be a large number. In January 2010, the Library of Virginia received one terabyte of electronic records from the administration of Governor Timothy M. Kaine (2006-2010) […]

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Hidden treasures at the Museum of the Confederacy

The USA Today named the Museum of the Confederacy as one of  ”10 great museums with hidden treasures.”

History Replays Today Podcast – Valentine Richmond History Center and Bill Martin

Local podcast, History Replays Today, is once again discussing our community. In the most recent podcast you can listen to Bill Martin, director of the Valentine Richmond History Center discuss the museum and how it is continues to change and grow with the changing landscape of Richmond. The Valentine Richmond History Center is currently undergoing […]

Community Conversations

The Valentine Richmond History Center is collaborating with Richmond Magazine, TMI Consulting Inc., the Future of Richmond’s Past and local restaurants to present the 2014 Community Conversations series. During five evening events, a Richmond Magazine moderator will lead a discussion allowing the community to learn about the region’s past and engage in dialogue about how the past can […]

Neighborhood History

On December 26, 1811, more than 70 people died during the 1811 Richmond Theater Fire in the Court End neighborhood. Monumental Church currently sits on the site of the destroyed theater. The ashes of the fire victims were buried in a crypt beneath the church floorboards.

Court End Christmas Update

The 27th Annual Court End Christmas is today! Until 5:00 p.m. you will be able to visit historic sites for free in the Court End neighborhood of Richmond. Due to current weather conditions, there have been several cancellations and closings. Closings and cancellations include: The Beers House will be closed. The Egyptian Building will be […]

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New History Replays Today podcast about John Jasper

Learn a bit of the history that makes up our neighborhood and listen to a great new History Replays Today podcast about renowned Reverend John Jasper.

Court End Christmas on December 8

Mark your calendar for the 27th Annual Court End Christmas on December 8. From Noon until 5:00 p.m., ten historic sites in the Court End neighborhood will be offering free admission and activities.

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Current plans for the Black History Museum

Currently located at 00 West Clay Street in Jackson Ward, the Black History Museum is looking forward to the day they can move into their new location several blocks away at the Leigh Street Armory. Although the museum is still raising money, they plan on opening at their new location in 2015.

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New Civil War museum coming to the area

Rumors began over the summer of several Richmond history museums merging. It seems there was some truth to that rumor…RVA is for Civil War history. The Museum of the Confederacy (MOC) and The Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar (ACWC) announced today a new partnership that will combine the two museums into a new entity.

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Hard Hat Happy Hour

During construction and renovations, the Valentine Richmond History Center is offering Hard Hat Happy Hour on Wednesdays between 4:30—6:00 p.m. Visit their website to learn more and register.

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