Greetings from Richmond, Virginia: Visitors through the Centuries
April 1—August 1, 2016
This special exhibition highlights twenty-six visitors to Richmond, the stories of why they came, and the insights their visits reveal about Richmond at the time. The visitors, from Black Hawk to Lizzy Armitstead, span three centuries. Vintage postcards are on display throughout the exhibition, and an interactive section invites visitors to write their own letters from Richmond.
Curated by American Studies Capstone Seminar students under the instruction of Nicole Sackley, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, and Alexandra Byrum, UR Downtown Educational Programming Coordinator, the exhibition explores Richmond as a city of history, commerce, and leisure.
The exhibition was made possible by the American Studies program at the University of Richmond, UR Downtown, the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, Boatwright Library, and University of Richmond Museums.
The class extends special thanks to Lynda Kachurek and Angela White at Boatwright Library, Stephen Duggins at University of Richmond Museums, Paige Newman at the Virginia Historical Society, Meg Hughes and Kelly Kerney at The Valentine, Christopher Oliver at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Nicole Kappatos at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Katherine O'Donnell and Mike Ritchie of Richmond Region Tourism for their support of this project.
Image: Churchill party visits Capitol, March 8, 1946, Courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch