Valentine’s fifth Community Conversation goes up the hill

Learn about North Church Hill from historians and neighbors.

The Valentine’s fifth Community Conversation series is taking a deep look at various neighborhoods in Richmond. On Tuesday February 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM,  panelists will gather at the Valentine Museum to give a history of the neighborhood and show how that past has created what we see today. On the following Saturday,  February 7th interested parities are invited on a bus tour from 10:00 AM to noon. The discussion is free to attend; reservations are recommended for the tour by calling 804-649-0711 x301.

This conversation dovetails nicely with the MADE in CHURCH HILL exhibit that is running at the Valentine from January 22nd to June 28th. Which is a “collaborative exhibition involving a variety of local cultural and educational institutions brings to light the history and current challenges facing Church Hill from the perspective of its residents”.

Richmond Magazine’s Harry Kollatz talks about what to expect and gives a primer on North Church Hill.

Broad is a historic divider of the two Church Hills. The expanse north in the formative years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries was called Shed Town, which blurred into Union Hill.

Image: Valentine Museum

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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