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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m., the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site will give an illustrated talk entitled “Maggie Walker’s Banking Legacy: 110th Anniversary of the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank.” This event is free and open to the public.
Beginning November 1, the Valentine Richmond History Center will begin renovations.
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHM) has a new CEO.
Join the Valentine Richmond History Center on October 27 for a walking tour through the Carver neighborhood. This tour begins at 2:00 p.m. Meet near the flagpole at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, 1000 N. Lombardy Street at West Leigh Street.
Jackson Ward celebrates its cultural diversity and rich history with a street party and everyone is invited! This FREE event takes place in the heart of Jackson Ward, October 5 & 6!
From Kitty Snow’s Kickstarter page.
The corner of Chamberlayne Parkway and Jackson Street is one of the first sights many visitors to Richmond see as the exit the highway and enter Jackson Ward. For many years, the historic Meredith House at 133 West Jackson Street sat in a state of decay and was home to squatters looking for a place […]