Council of Historic Richmond

Council of Historic Richmond
Founded in 1959, the mission of the Council of Historic Richmond is to support Historic Richmond through a variety of projects and programs.

The Council prepares its members to be ambassadors for Historic Richmond through self-enrichment gained from programs, tours, research projects and attendance at educational events sponsored by the Council and Historic Richmond. The Council supports a yearly bus trip for membership to gain exposure to various historic properties.

Every year, the Council hosts Historic Garden Day for the Garden Club of Virginia’s Richmond territory.  The Council also works with historic neighborhoods to create a walking tour of notable historic homes, where Council members serve as tour guides and hostesses.


Council Membership Information

Membership on the Council requires serious commitment to the Council’s mission, Historic Richmond, and preservation in Richmond.  The Council is an exciting, rewarding and educational opportunity for its members and a valuable resource for preserving the quality of our community.

Council membership is limited to 60 women, 22 years or older, who reside in the Richmond Metropolitan area.  Members are expected to participate regularly in Council activities.

Council members at Garden Day  Council exec  Susan Fisher at Garden Day  Executive Committee Meeting of Council February 10, 2016



2015- 2016 Council of Historic Richmond

Council Executive Committee

Allison Woodward, President

Sarah Jane Wyatt, Programs Vice-President

Beth Ludden, Membership Vice-President

Cindy Rayner, Recording Secretary

Mary Beth Metcalf, Corresponding Secretary

Melissa Bowen-Rees, Treasurer



Active Council Members

Sydney Barrish
Cindy Bennett
Buffy Bickford
Karen Biggs
Susie Bogese
Melissa Bowen-Rees
MacKay Boyer
Barbara Brancoli
Debbie Brooks
Janet Brown
Lisa Caperton
Stephanie Caperton
Betsy Coffield
Kim Condyles
Christine Corbin
Molly Dreux
Elizabeth Enders
Stephanie Evans
Stefanie Fedor
Jennifer Fergusson
Susan Fisher
Diane Flannery
Sara Garza
Page George
Cabell Gorman
Kathryn Gray
Mary Anne Griffin
Jeanine Hinson
Sarah Hurst
Ukay Jackson
Lally Jennings
Paige Jessee
Judith Jessup
Molly Johnson
Margo Jones
Molly Kaufman
Elly Lewis
Kim Lewis
Beth Ludden
Rebecca McGraw
Carol McKnight
Mary Beth Metcalf
Katherine Meyers
Cheryl Miller
Joni Moncure
Lee Ann Motley
Victoria Morahan
Maryann Moulton
Mary Nesbitt
Deborah Noland
Shirley Parker
Laurie Petronis
Trudy Porter
Cindy Rayner
Betsy Rhodes
Celia Sease
Stacy Smith
Leslie Stack
Jeanne Stallings
Barbie Such
Kerry Svoboda
Julie Tremblay
Karin Walker
Suzanne Williams
Allison Woodward
Sarah Jane Wyatt
Lucie Yudkin
Pamela Zell


Sustaining Council Members

Madeline Bennett
Karen Berkness
Anne Boeve
Betsy Booth
Nancy N. Cheely
Joan Clement
Kathy DeLoyht
Karen S. Emroch
Bobbie Flatin
Cheryl Fockler
Deb Galeski
Debbie Gibbs
Susan Gibson
Mary Jane Hogue
Margaret Ivy
Ann McLean
Libby Marth
Darcie Nelsen
Anita Purcell
Lynn Purdy
Debbie Scott
Betsy Shuff
Gaye Steinmetz
Dee Dee Sutton
Mary Wick

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