Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor mural by Sir James Thornhill

First African-American world champion cyclist receives mural in his honor

Jackson Ward honors the worlds first African-American world champion cyclist with a colorful mural located on the corners of North 1st and East Marshall Streets.


Street Closures for the Love Rox Half Marathon

The Richmond Police Department will be closing the following streets for Sunday’s Love Rox Half Marathon, 10K & 5 K races.

Leigh Street Armory in Jackson Ward 1895 2014 photo by Anthony Nesossis.

Construction begins on Black History Museum in Jackson Ward

After years of watching and waiting, work is finally underway on the new Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward.

Haig Jamgochian

Do you know the real Haig Jamgochian?

Learn about one of Jackson Wards best kept secrets.

History in the Park

Jackson Ward History Day

On Sunday, April 13, 2-4 p.m., join others at Abner Clay Park as they celebrate the rich history of Jackson Ward.

Cleanup day in Jackson Ward.

Jackson Ward cleanup day

Historic Jackson Ward Association will host a cleanup day on Saturday, April 11, 8-11 a.m. at Abner Clay Park.