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Summer in the City 2017

Summer in the City excursions for University of Richmond faculty and staff highlight some of our favorite downtown destinations. This year's series focuses on archaeology and preservation in downtown Richmond. Registration is required. Shuttle transportation is available to only the first 18 to register. The shuttles for these excursions are now full, but please register if you would like to add your name to the waiting list or drive seperately.

Wednesday, July 12, 11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
UncoveRVA: Archaeology for Our Past, Present, and Future 
Dr. Derek Miller, visiting lecturer of anthropology, will introduce the special exhibition UncoveRVA: Archaeology for Our Past, Present, and Future and lead a discussion on Richmond's archaeological resources with Ellen Chapman of RVA Archaeology and Dee DeRoche and Jolene Smith of the Virginia Department for Historic Resources. The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. and returns to campus following the program by 12:45 p.m. Lunch boxes will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café.

Wednesday, July 19, 11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
HI Richmond Hostel
Richmond's first hostel opened in the former Otis Elevator Company building on N. 2nd Street in 2015. This excursion will feature a tour of the building and discussion with HI Richmond's community engagement coordinator Manon Loustaunau. The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. and returns to campus following the program by 12:45 p.m. Lunch boxes will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café.

Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Bolling Haxall House
The Bolling Haxall House, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is an 1858 Italianate mansion built for Bolling Walker Haxall and home to The Women's Club since 1900. Becky Thomas and Kyle Poulin of the Bolling Haxall House Foundation will lead a guided tour of the property. The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 11 a.m. and returns to campus following the program by 12:45 p.m. Lunch boxes will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café.

Bonus Afternoon Offering

Friday, July 14, 2-5:45 p.m.
Richmond Region Tourism's "I Am Tourism" Workshop 
UR Downtown is collaborating with Richmond Region Tourism to bring their popular I Am Tourism program to University of Richmond students, and we're inviting faculty and staff to enjoy a preview of the workshop this summer. The program includes an overview of our region and a bus tour with Bill Martin, director of The Valentine. Participants will receive a certificate, a pin, and an Attractions Pass that provides free access to destinations across the region. The UR Downtown Shuttle departs from Tyler Haynes Commons at 2 p.m. and returns to campus following the program by 5:45 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Richmond on Broad Café. Registration is limited to 22 and is now closed.

Parking

A parking deck is located adjacent to the building on 7th Street between Broad and Marshall Streets, and the cost is $4 per hour. Street parking, metered parking, and other parking decks are conveniently located on nearby streets.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please call 804.955.4003 or e-mail ahunter2@richmond.edu.