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



2021- 2022 Council of Historic Richmond

Council Executive Committee

Pam Zell, President

Debbie Brooks, Programs Vice-President

Suzanne Williams, Membership Vice-President

Garnett Hamerman, Recording Secretary

Katherine Meyers, Corresponding Secretary

Elizabeth Enders, Treasurer



Active Council Members

Joni Albrecht
Debra Arnold
Viktoria Badger
Sydney Barrish
Patricia Bell Md
Susie Bogese
Janis Bowyer
Deborah Brooks
Janet Brown
Lisa Caperton
Elizabeth (Betsy) Coffield
Jennifer Lodge Davenport
Amanda Deep
Molly Dreux
Elizabeth Enders
Stephanie Evans
Susan Fisher
Diane Flannery
Maura Gaenzle
Sara Garza
Kathryn Gray
Mary Anne Griffin
Nancy Gunn
Garnett Hamerman
Lynn Hargrove
Sarah Hurst
Paige Jessee
Julie Joyce
Jean Jumet
Molly Kaufman
Kelli Lewis
Kim Lewis
Beth Ludden
Cheryl Magazine
Dorothea Martin
Mary Beth Metcalf
Katherine Meyers
Vicky Morahan
Mary Nesbitt
Deborah Noland
Lizzie Oliver
Shirley Parker
Trudy Porter
Jeni Reedy
Betsy Rhodes
Celia Sease
Melanie Skinner
Stacy Smith
Leslie Stack
Barbie Such
Tanya Van Den Heuvel
Karin Walker
Wendell Welder
Gayle Jessup White
Suzanne Williams
Allison Woodward
Sarah Jane Wyatt
Pamela Zell


Sustaining Council Members

Madeleine Bennett
Buffy Bickford
Anne Boeve
Melissa Bowen-Rees
Barbara Brancoli
Steph Caperton
Nancy Cheely
Kathy Deloyht
Karen Emroch
Bobbie Flatin
Cheryl Fockler
Debbie Gibbs
Susan Gibson
Mary Jane Hogue
Margaret Ivey
Lally Jennings
Libby Marth
Maryann Moulton
Anita Purcell
Mary Wick