Events

McKinnon and Harris

Quoit Club | McKinnon and Harris

May 4, 2022

McKinnon and Harris 1722 Arlington Road June 16 | 6-8 p.m. Members-Only Tour | Click Here to buy a membership McKinnon and Harris handcrafts original designs of estate, garden, and yacht furniture using enduring techniques with master craftspeople. Their Richmond, Virginia workshop and headquarters are located in the city’s historic Scott’s Addition neighborhood, of which their showroom won…

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Shockoe Hill African Buring Ground Historical Marker Ceremony

Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground Historic Marker Ceremony

May 4, 2022

Save the Date! Shockoe Hill African Burial Ground Historical Marker Unveiling June 12 | 2:30 p.m. 1305 N 5th St | Free and Open to the Public The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will unveil a historic highway marker for the Shockoe Hill African Burial Grounds at a ceremony on June 12 at 2:30 p.m.…

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Monumental Lawn Gala

Celebrate the City: A Monumental Lawn Gala

Apr 25, 2022

Celebrate the City: A Monumental Lawn Gala June 11, 2022  |  2-5 p.m. 1224 E Broad St Join Historic Richmond’s Junior Board on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 2pm to 5pm for Celebrate the City: A Monumental Lawn Gala! After such a long time apart, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to gather with fellow supporters of…

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Quoit Club Monument Residence Tour

Quoit Club | Monument Avenue Residence

Apr 25, 2022

Monument Avenue Residence May 19 | 6-8 p.m. Members-Only Tour | Click Here to buy a membership A newcomer to Richmond, but raised on Virginia architecture, design, and furniture, this Monument Avenue homeowner graciously gives Quoit Club a glimpse into his under-renovation home, and a generations-old family business. While not a hard hat tour, this 1924…

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Gather for a Friendsraising

GATHER for a FRIENDRAISING!

Apr 25, 2022

May 12th |  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. GATHER for a FRIENDRAISING You might have heard of Historic Richmond, but not quite know all we do, or wondered who is part of our Historic Richmond family. Or you might have known Historic Richmond for years, so want to gather, celebrate, and hear our latest, detailed…

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Historic Garden Day | Carillon

Apr 25, 2022

April 27th |  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cohosted by the Council of Historic Richmond & Garden Club of Virginia. Nestled to the west of Byrd Park is the Carillon neighborhood, named after the Carillon Bell Tower, Richmond’s soaring World War I Memorial built in 1932.  The Carillon Neighborhood Historic District is registered as a…

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Quoit Club Dr. Hughes House

Quoit Club | Dr. Hughes House

Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Hughes House 508 St. James Street April 21 | 6-8 p.m. Members-Only Tour | Click Here to buy a membership Quoit Club visits the newly-renovated Dr. Hughes House in Jackson Ward with local developer and owner, Zarina Fazaldin, a Golden Hammer Award winner in the Best Restoration category. This is a members-only event. To join Quoit Club,…

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Life Inside a Slave House

Jan 27, 2022

Thank you to all who attended Life Inside a Slave House, and special thanks to our sponsors, Dominion Energy and TCV Trust & Wealth Management. We were grateful for the knowledge shared by our panelists, Ana Edwards, Crystal O’Connor, and Douglas Sanford. The recorded presentation may be seen here: Life Inside a Slave House Thursday,…

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Winter Wander 2021!

Nov 5, 2021

The Court End Council is excited to announce that Winter Wander will be held on Sunday, December 12, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This annual community tradition invites individuals and families from across the greater Richmond Region to celebrate the season while exploring fascinating history and enjoying a variety of activities and performances. As a bonus, each site will have a recipe to collect that you can…

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Quoit Club: Hollywood Cemetery

Oct 7, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021. 5:00 p.m. *NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIME due to when the sun sets! Members-Only Tour | Click Here to buy a membership Walk with us through Hollywood Cemetery as we explore its past and present! Brief History of Hollywood Cemetery: Designed and established in 1847 by noted architect John Notman, Hollywood Cemetery has been…

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2021 Golden Hammer Awards

Sep 21, 2021

The Golden Hammer Awards were started in 2000 with a goal of honoring excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects throughout Greater Richmond. This year Historic Richmond + Storefront for Community Design hosted the 5th Annual Golden Hammer Awards on October 28th at Hardywood. Who won a Golden Hammer? Categories included: Best Adaptive Reuse: Includes projects that were…

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Quoit Club: Belle Isle: POSTPONED!!!

Sep 8, 2021

Due to the flash flood state of emergency, Quoit Club: Belle Isle is POSTPONED! We will now tour Belle Isle on WEDNESDAY, September 22nd! New Date! Wednesday, September 22, 2021. 6:00 p.m. Members-Only Tour | Click Here to buy a membership Walk with us on Belle Isle Thursday, September 16, 2021. This members-only tour will be…

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Quoit Club: 1708 Monteiro Street

Jul 30, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021. 6:00 p.m. Members Only Tour | Click Here to buy a membership We are excited to share with you the final house of three houses we are rehabilitating with project:HOMES and the City of Richmond as part of our Gateway Corridor Revitalization Project. This project provides affordable housing while preserving the rich architectural and cultural fabric of the…

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The History and Documentation of Slave Housing in Virginia

Jul 12, 2021

Thank you to all the participants who made Historic Richmond’s presentation, “The History and Documentation of Slave Housing in Virginia” such a success. We were grateful for the knowledge our panelists Elvatrice Belsches, Jobie Hill, and Douglas Sanford kindly shared on this topic, and for the sponsorship Dominion Energy and TCV Trust & Wealth Management,…

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Quoit Club: VA War Memorial

Jul 12, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 p.m. Members Only Tour | Click Here to buy a membership During World War II, nearly 10,000 Virginians made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Five years later in 1950, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the construction of a memorial to honor and remember them. By…

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Quoit Club | Jackson Ward Cemeteries

Jun 3, 2021

Join us for a members only walking tour of the proposed Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District in Jackson Ward, featuring Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Hebrew Cemetery, and the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground. Guides include Ryan Smith, PhD, professor of history at VCU; William Obrochta, Director of Beth Ahabah’s Museum and Archives; Ellen Chapman, PhD,…

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Historic Garden Day

Apr 1, 2021

The heart of Richmond’s first Old & Historic District, St. John’s Church (1741) was the first church built in the city, and is notable as the site of Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech. What came to be known as Church Hill is the oldest intact neighborhood, and contains the most…

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Ingredients for Success: People, Places & Preservation

Mar 2, 2021

Click here to watch now! A look at several of Richmond’s most important historic preservation projects from landmark civic structures to its most humble neighborhoods. What did we do right? What went wrong? Why were these places important to save? How have these places helped to shape Richmond as the unique, beautiful and authentic place…

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Preservation and Sustainability

Feb 4, 2021

Click Here To Watch Now! Join us for a discussion with Quinn Evans Architects and the University of Richmond about the tie between preservation and sustainability. We will explore what that means for valuing existing buildings, carbon reductions and energy efficiency goals, and how reusing existing buildings are key to making an impact on climate…

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Virtual Trivia Night

Jun 25, 2020

Grab a drink and a laptop and join Historic Richmond’s Junior Board for a virtual trivia night on Thursday, August 6 at 7p.m.! Tickets are $5 each. The winners will get fun Richmond neighborhood-themed prizes!! Click here to purchase tickets!

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Postponed! This Old House: A DIY Guide to Researching your Historic Home

May 21, 2020

FREE VIRTUAL LECTURE Watch now! Live on your favorite computer or device! Little is known of the early history of Brookbury Farm, an antebellum agricultural plantation and one of the oldest houses in the City of Richmond. Most recently the home of Judge James Sheffield, the first Black judge to be appointed to a Virginia…

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Preservation of Post-War Modernism

Apr 21, 2020

FREE VIRTUAL LECTURE Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm Live on your favorite computer or device! From Brutalist municipal buildings in the city center to mid-century commercial structures on Broad Street, Modern architecture punctuates the historic fabric and has become part of the Richmond vernacular. In the aftermath of World War II, commercial development…

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Events Postponed | Covid-19

Mar 30, 2020

Based on the rapidly evolving situation relating to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, we are writing to advise you that we have made the decision to POSTPONE ALL 2020 EVENTS. We are truly excited about these events, so will let you know as soon as practicable the rescheduled dates.

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Quoit Club | Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery

Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery with the Valentine 412 S. Cherry Street Thursday, October 15, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Stroll through Hollywood Cemetery and explore the history and landscape that comprises this public space. This walking tour focuses on the cemetery’s unique history, its landscape design, architecture, symbols and noted residents. Hollywood Cemetery has it all: Civil…

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Quoit Club | Port City Apartments

Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Port City Apartments 800 Jefferson Davis Highway Thursday, September 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Port City is a $28.6 million pioneering economic development project on the historic Route 1 corridor. Not only is it the largest new residential project in this challenged area, the project includes the largest solar installation in Richmond – which greatly…

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Quoit Club | Dominion Energy Building *MEMBERS ONLY

Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Dominion Energy Building *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 600 E. Grace Street Thursday, August 20, 6:00pm to 8:00pm The 20-story project is approximately 1 million square feet and occupies a full city block. It includes a high-performance workplace for over 1,000 employees, street-level retail, employee amenities and parking. The building is targeted LEED Gold and integrates a…

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Quoit Club | Virginia War Memorial

Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Virginia War Memorial 621 S. Belvidere Street Thursday, July 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm In 1950, five years after the end of World War II, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the construction of a memorial to honor and remember the nearly 10,000 Virginians who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the U.S Armed Forces. Nearly…

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Quoit Club | Blue Bee Cider

Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Blue Bee Cider 1322 Summit Avenue Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm A creative adaptive reuse project and 2017 Golden Hammer Award nomination, Blue Bee Cider is located in the historic Summit Stables in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood. The former city stables complex, built in 1940 is made from old granite street cobbles, it…

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Quoit Club | McKinnon & Harris * MEMBERS ONLY

Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED McKinnon & Harris *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 1722 Arlington Road Thursday, May 21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm An adaptive reuse of a 1940’s warehouse in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood is the new home of the McKinnon and Harris corporate headquarters, regional showroom, and worldwide fabrication facility. Alongside serving an intensive set of functional requirements, this project sought…

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POSTPONED Quoit Club | Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site * MEMBERS ONLY

Mar 16, 2020

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 600 N. 2nd Street Thursday, April 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Maggie Lena Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of…

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POSTPONED- Quoit Club | Southern Barton Heights Gateway Corridor Projects

Mar 10, 2020

This event is POSTPONED.  1611 Monteiro Street Thursday, March 19, 6:00pm to 8:00pm After nearly two and a half years of planning, meetings, site visits and working through the issues with fellow nonprofits and government officials, we are excited to be moving forward with the Gateway Corridor Revitalization Project – a unique partnership with project:HOMES…

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2020 Quoit Club Membership Drive

Feb 13, 2020

Congregation Beth Ahabah  1121 W. Franklin Street Thursday, February 13, 6:00pm to 8:00pm   The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining Quoit Club. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. About Congregation Beth Ahabah: Congregation Beth Ahabah is one of the oldest congregations in Richmond. It moved to its…

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Canceled- Historic Garden Day | St. John’s Church Historic District

Dec 20, 2019

This event is Canceled.   For more information please visit, www.vagardenweek.org/   Historic Garden Day | St. John’s Church Historic District Wednesday, April 22, 2020 St. John’s Church Historic District 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cohosted by the Council of Historic Richmond & Garden Club of Virginia The heart of Richmond’s first Old & Historic District,…

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VIRTUAL Celebrate the City | Rehab Expo

Dec 20, 2019

VIRTUAL EVENT! Follow along here!  Celebrate the City! 6th Annual Historic Richmond Rehab Expo Saturday, March 28, 2020 Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tickets: Free Ever wonder if you would qualify for rehabilitation tax credits or incentives? What’s the benefit of keeping your original wood windows? The…

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POSTPONED Gabriella Harvie Randolph Brockenbrough: Virginia’s Lost Architectural Patron

Dec 20, 2019

POSTPONED Gabriella Harvie Randolph Brockenbrough: Virginia’s Lost Architectural Patron Thursday, April 2, 2020 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Who was Gabriella Harvie Randolph Brockenbrough? Daughter of one of Richmond’s wealthiest men, she married two other prominent and…

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Sold Out- Modern Living in Historic Houses

Dec 20, 2019

SOLD OUT!! Modern Living in Historic Houses Thursday, February 27, 2020 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us for a colorful panel discussion exploring how to design for today’s modern lifestyles while respecting the charm and authentic…

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33rd Annual Court End Christmas

Nov 25, 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:00 – 4:00 pm Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street   Main Street Station A Capella Group will be singing your favorite Holiday Songs! Performances: 2-2:30 PM and 3-3:30  PM   Monumental Church and seven other historic downtown sites host a free holiday open house, featuring tours, living history and reenactments,…

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Celebrate the City | Masquerade at the Museum

Jun 13, 2019

Celebrate the City | Masquerade at the Museum Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 7:00 PM The Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard Cocktail Attire + Mask   $125- VIP Ticket | Includes behind-the-scenes-tour of VMHC $75- Regular Admission   Share an evening with Historic Richmond’s Junior Board as we celebrate…

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June Quoit Club | Barton Mansion

Jun 11, 2019

The Barton Mansion, previously known as Corner Minor, was built in the 1890s for James H. Barton, the original developer of Barton Heights. Representative of the Queen Anne style, this house boasts a round corner tower with a bell cast roof and finial, wraparound porch, Palladian windows and lunettes in the gable ends, and is…

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2019 Annual Historic Richmond Rehab Expo

Jan 25, 2019

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 Historic St. John’s Church 2401 E. Broad Street 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. FREE EVENT Ever wonder if you would qualify for rehabilitation tax credits or incentives? What’s the benefit of keeping your original wood windows? The Historic Richmond Rehab Expo has all the answers! If you have an…

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2019 Golden Hammer Awards

Jan 25, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019 Monumental Church 1224 E. Broad Street Reception & Awards 6:00-8:00 p.m.   The Golden Hammer Awards were started in 2000 with a goal of honoring excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects throughout Greater Richmond. Historic Richmond will partner again with Storefront for Community Design to host the Awards. In prior years, 30-50…

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Quoit Club | 2500 Grove Ave (Members Only)

Jan 24, 2019

Known in the Fan as the Boo Radley House, after the mysterious recluse in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, 2500 Grove Avenue has been recently renovated after standing vacant for nearly 20 years. Built in 1899 after the Lee District annexation, it was one of the early houses in the upper Fan. It’s plain but elegant…

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Quoit Club | Virginia Union University

Jan 24, 2019

VUU’s campus life is centered in and around its original “nine noble” buildings enlivened by their Romanesque revival-style turrets and constructed of durable Virginia granite. Completed in 1899, these were buildings of solid Virginia granite. The architecture is Richardsonian Romanesque, designed by a fashionable architect of national note, John H. Coxhead of Buffalo, New York.…

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Quoit Club | American Civil War Museum

Jan 24, 2019

Historic Tredegar, home to The American Civil War Center, traces its roots to 1836, when Francis B. Deane founded Tredegar Iron Works. He named his Richmond plant for a Welsh town and iron works. In 1841 Deane hired Joseph Reid Anderson as commercial sales agent.  Under Joseph Reid Anderson’s ownership, Tredegar manufactured an array of…

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Quoit Club | 1717 Innovation Center (MEMBERS ONLY)

Jan 24, 2019

Based out of a 100 year-old, 5-story heavy-timber former tobacco warehouse in the growing Shockoe Bottom region, the 1717 Innovation Center is a community-driven business incubator, housing the non-profit Start-Up Virginia. This 5-story heavy-timber tobacco warehouse in Shockoe Bottom is home to Capital One’s Future Edge program, which facilitates investment in local businesses and mentoring…

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Quoit Club | Laburnum House

Jan 24, 2019

This Georgian Revival style mansion was built for Joseph Bryan and was considered one of the most luxurious residences in Richmond at the time of its completion in 1908.The Bryan’s Laburnum estate was originally well over 100 acres and is the namesake for Laburnum Park. The most impressive exterior feature of the building is a…

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Quoit Club | Richmond Ballet

Jan 24, 2019

The Richmond Ballet moved into their current space in 2000 after a major renovation. Previously, the building had been a manufacturing facility for Reynolds Metals and featured all of the heavy concrete and rough edges one would expect to find in a 1920’s industrial building.  Rather than covering up these rough edges, the new design…

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Quoit Club | Fairfield- Private Home (MEMBERS ONLY)

Jan 24, 2019

211 Ross Road Fairfield was originally known as Rocky Mills when it stood in Hanover County from the middle of the 18th century until it was moved to Henrico County in the 1920s. It is a mansion with great presence distinguished by bold classical elements combined with a traditional Georgian plan, paneling, and brickwork. Of…

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Quoit Club Membership Drive | Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Jan 24, 2019

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2019 season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the…

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Colonial Revival: The Historian’s Perspective On An Enduring American Architectural Aesthetic

Nov 30, 2018

Thursday, March 28, 2019 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00- 8:00 p.m. Known for the dignity of symmetrical facades and accentuated front entranceways, Colonial Revival has been a popular choice for residential and public architecture since the 19th century. Join us as…

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Revitalization in Historic Neighborhoods

Nov 30, 2018

Thursday, February 28, 2019 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. A thought-provoking and relevant panel discussion focused on how historic preservation and affordable housing work hand-in-hand to “keep the neighborhood in the neighborhood.” Join us as we explore…

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32nd Annual Court End Christmas

Nov 8, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:00 – 5:00 pm Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street   Main Street Station A Capella Group will be singing your favorite Holiday Songs! Performances: 2-2:30 PM and 3-3:30  PM   Monumental Church and seven other historic downtown sites host a free holiday open house, featuring tours, living history and reenactments,…

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2018 Golden Hammer Awards

Jun 14, 2018

Join us this year as we recognize professionals working in neighborhood revitalization, blight reduction, and historic preservation in the Richmond region! For more information and to submit a nomination click here! Awards Presentation: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Monumental Church 1221 E. Broad Street Reception & Awards 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Tickets On Sale Now! Click Here.…

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Celebrate the City Gala | A Night on Grace Street

Apr 24, 2018

3rd Annual Celebrate the City Gala | A Night on Grace Street Recognizing the Revitalization of the Grace and Broad Street Corridor Saturday, October 27, 2018 Dominion Energy Center Generously sponsored by Dominion Energy    Tickets on sale now! Click Here.     A black-tie evening in three acts…   The night includes: •  Three Course Dinner…

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Quoit Club | Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Jan 31, 2018

Known as the Old Stone House, this building is the oldest original building in Richmond. The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, now Preservation Virginia, saved the building from destruction in 1913 and loaned it to the Poe Foundation for use as a Poe Museum which opened in 1922. Beginning in 1927, the surrounding…

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Quoit Club | Ellen Glasgow House

Jan 31, 2018

*This is a MEMBERS ONLY tour Originally built for Richmond tobacco merchant David Branch in 1841, the Ellen Glasgow House takes its name from the author Ellen Glasgow, whose family bought the house in 1887. Glasgow, who lived in the house until her death in 1945, was a well-known Southern novelist and one of few…

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Quoit Club | White House of the Confederacy

Jan 31, 2018

Built in 1818 as the John Brockenbrough Mansion, the house is commemorating its 200th anniversary this year and is one of the finer examples of Federal architecture in Richmond. Over the years, it has served many roles, most famously that of Executive Mansion of Jefferson Davis and his family from 1861-1865. While those four years…

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Quoit Club | Richmond Railway Museum

Jan 31, 2018

The Hull Street Station was built in 1915 and operated until 1957 when Southern Railway donated the building to the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in 1982 and the Richmond Railroad Museum was established. A Railway Express car was moved to the property 1987 and was used as “the museum” until…

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Quoit Club | Church Hill Walking Tour

Jan 31, 2018

***NOTE CHANGE** Church Hill Walking Tour *Members-Only Tour This Walking Tour is for Quoit Club Members Only Tour lead by guides from The Richmond Tour Guys We will meet at St. John’s Mews at Historic Richmond’s Pilot block. Experience the birthplace of a city while meandering through 240 years of architecture in Richmond’s oldest residential neighborhood.…

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Quoit Club | Tuckahoe Plantation

Jan 31, 2018

*This is a MEMBERS ONLY tour Tuckahoe Plantation is a National Historic Landmark and considered to be one of the finest early 18th century plantation homes in America. The unique H-frame construction house, with it’s elaborate cornices, alcoves, staircases and domed ceilings was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson. The one room school house that still…

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Quoit Club | Mobleux

Jan 31, 2018

Originally the Saunders Station post office, this building was built in 1937 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Work Progress Administration (WPA). Today, Mobleux a software development company, is headquartered in the building with modern meeting spaces, offices, and a theater. In the lobby, original PO boxes still remain and a high resolution photograph of…

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Quoit Club | Ellwood Thompson’s

Jan 31, 2018

Originally the Higgins Medical Offices, this circular landmark in the museum district is known for its 1950’s midcentury modern architecture. The building was designed by David Yerkes and the landscape was designed by landscape architect, Charles Gillette. This site not only had an impact architecturally, but was one of the first doctors’ offices to open…

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Quoit Club Membership Drive |The HandCraft Building

Jan 31, 2018

Annual Quoit Club Membership Drive The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2018 Quoit Club season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407 Originally the Binswanger Glass Company factory, the building is an example of Modern-style architecture in Richmond. Binswanger & Company was founded in Richmond in…

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2018 Lecture Series: On the Road—Gas Food and Lodging, Virginia’s Auto Age Architecture and its Preservation

Dec 7, 2017

Thursday, March 22, 2018 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00- 8:00 p.m. On the Road—Gas Food and Lodging, Virginia’s Auto Age Architecture and its Preservation From tourist camping in Bryan Park in the early 20th century to the diners, gas stations and…

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2018 Lecture Series: The History, Development and Revitalization of Northside Streetcar Suburbs

Dec 7, 2017

Thursday, February 22, 2018 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00- 8:00 p.m. Join us for a panel discussion focusing on the neighborhoods of Northside, some of the first electric street car suburbs in the country. Learn about the history of the neighborhood…

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31st Annual Court End Christmas

Nov 6, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00 – 5:00 pm Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street     Monumental Church and ten other historic downtown sites host a free holiday open house, featuring tours, living history and reenactments, gift shops, children’s activities, refreshments, carriage rides, music, and special guest appearances. Participating sites include The Valentine, the Valentine First…

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A Masked Affair Benefit

Aug 7, 2017

Share an evening with Historic Richmond as we celebrate the grandeur and legacy of our historic city and raise funds for mission-based activites. The mise en scene of an Italianate mansion ballroom will captivate your imagination and transport you to a masquerade ball unlike any our city has seen. Disguise your face and prepare to…

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Quoit Club | 3210 Seminary Avenue

Jun 13, 2017

3210 Seminary Ave. | The Gilliam Watt House *This event is a Members-Only event   Single tickets may not be purchased Event is free for Quoit Club members No stiletto heals may be worn in the home Street parking is available on the even numbered side of Seminary Avenue The Gilliam Watt House, located at 3210…

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Quoit Club | Tektonics Design Group

Jun 12, 2017

Event is free for members. Single Tickets: $20

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Quoit Club | St. John’s Church

Jun 12, 2017

St. John’s Church was the first church built in the city of Richmond. It was completed in 1741 as part of the Henrico Parish, established in 1611. William Byrd II, founder of the city of Richmond, donated the land and timber to build the church. The graveyard is the site of the first public cemetery…

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Quoit Club | Maymont Mansion

May 5, 2017

In 1886, James and Sallie Dooley acquired farmland on the banks of the James River, where they planned to build a new home. Their architect, Edgerton Stewart Rogers (1860-1901), born and educated in Rome, combined the Romanesque Revival style with the picturesque Queen Anne for the Dooley residence. By 1893, the Dooleys were living in…

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Quoit Club | 1812 Monument Avenue

May 5, 2017

This home of quiet elegance was designed by noted architect Claude Howell. Constructed in 1925, it was originally used as a SFH, and later converted a office space and apartments. It was recently renovated by the current owner into the stunning, spacious house you see today, and is currently for sale. Guests will have the…

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Quoit Club | Kent-Valentine House

Mar 10, 2017

Built in 1845, the Kent-Valentine House was designed by Isaiah Rogers, a prominent Boston architect, who once served as Supervising Architect of the United States. The original owner, Mr. Horace L. Kent, worked as wholesale dry goods merchant and served Richmond City Council in 1868.In the early 1900s the house was sold to the Granville…

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Quoit Club | 508 St. James Street

Feb 1, 2017

508 St. James Street was built in 1915. Designed by Charles Thaddeus Russell, one of Virginia’s first black architects, this house served as the home of prominent African-American physician, Dr. William Henry Hughes. The property later became the Negro Training Center for the Blind; it was the only public school for blind African Americans in…

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Quoit Club | East End Theater

Jan 31, 2017

A special thanks to our delicious food sponsor Liberty Public House! What was once the historic East End Theater of Church Hill, is now a newly constructed apartment community.  Originally constructed in 1938, this re-purposed historic landmark is the matchless coalescence of iconic architecture, structure and modern décor.  Completed in June of 2015, this three-story…

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Quoit Club | The Train Shed

Jan 19, 2017

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2017 Quoit Club season.  Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Main Street Station train shed is under construction and expected to be complete in Spring 2017. The $49 million, 100,000-square-foot renovations will transform the train shed into a…

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Golden Hammer Awards

Nov 23, 2016

                        Thursday, November 2, 2017 Monumental Church 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Golden Hammer Awards were started in 2000 with a goal of honoring excellence in neighborhood revitalization projects throughout Greater Richmond. Storefront for Community Design and Historic Richmond are partnering together to host…

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Lecture Series: Hiding in Plain Sight: W. Duncan Lee, Virginia’s Elusive Architect

Nov 23, 2016

Thursday, March 23, 2017 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Early 20th century buildings by one of Richmond’s most prolific architects grace many neighborhoods of our city. Edwin Slipek, the author of Historic Richmond’s forthcoming book, W. Duncan…

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Lecture Series: Modern Architecture in RVA

Nov 23, 2016

Thursday, February 23, 2017 The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Richmond is well known for its brick Georgian and Colonial Revivals, but it is also home to several important modern buildings by noted architects. Join us to explore…

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30th Annual Court End Christmas

Oct 18, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 12:00 – 5:00 pm Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street     Monumental Church and ten other historic downtown sites host a free holiday open house, featuring tours, living history and reenactments, gift shops, children’s activities, refreshments, carriage rides, music, and special guest appearances. Participating sites include the Valentine, the Museum and…

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East End Cemetery Clean Up

Oct 10, 2016

Historic Richmond’s Junior Board is ready to clean up East End Cemetery! Who is willing to join us?! To attend, RSVP to: [email protected] “East End is a historic African American cemetery in Henrico County, Virginia. Established in 1897 next to Evergreen Cemetery, East End is the final resting place of an estimated 13,000 people, among…

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Beyond the Boulevard | Celebration & Art Auction

Jun 9, 2016

Beyond the Boulevard Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Hofheimer Building 2818 West Broad Street   The “Beyond the Boulevard” event is a party, art show and art auction designed to raise awareness of the potential needs, challenges and opportunities of revitalization and infill of residential and commercial buildings in Scott’s Addition…

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Quoit Club | Monumental Church

Mar 14, 2016

On December 26, 1811, a fire at the Richmond Theatre claimed the lives of over seventy-two people, including the governor. Robert Mills, America’s first native-born, professional architect and a student of Thomas Jefferson, designed Monumental Church to be built on the theater site. The church is an unusual octagonal form capped with a dome. The…

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Quoit Club | VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Mar 14, 2016

Currently under construction, the ICA is poised to become a cultural linchpin for the city of Richmond. The non-collecting museum will showcase a fresh slate of changing innovative exhibitions, performances, films and special programs.  VCU’s 41,000-square-foot Institute for Contemporary Art will be an incubator for interdisciplinary experimentation for the entire university while simultaneously providing opportunities for collaboration…

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Quoit Club | Richmond Public Library – Main Branch

Mar 14, 2016

Richmond Public Library was founded by civic-minded leaders in the early 1900’s.  The establishment of a public library for Richmond residents took several tries, however. The Finance Committee of Richmond’s Common Council twice passed up Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s generous offers of financial assistance to establish a public library in Richmond.  The first offer, of $100,000,…

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Quoit Club | The Scott House

Mar 14, 2016

The Scott House is one of Richmond’s most important architectural survivors from the great age of American patronage called the American Renaissance (1876-1914).   The American Renaissance movement took shape at the time of the nation’s Centennial, when Americans began to see our country as a successor to the great civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome,…

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Quoit Club | Gallery5

Mar 14, 2016

Gallery5 is located in Jackson Ward, and is the best-preserved of Richmond’s few surviving nineteenth-century firehouses. Steamer Company Number 5 was built in 1883 to continue the function of firefighting and police station for the Jackson Ward neighborhood begun in 1849 by a previous building on the site. The gallery opened its doors in 2005…

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Quoit Club | The Barton Mansion

Mar 14, 2016

The Barton Mansion, previously known as Corner Minor, was built in the 1890s for James H. Barton, the original developer of Barton Heights. Representative of the Queen Anne style, this house boasts a round corner tower with a bell cast roof and finial, wraparound porch, Palladian windows and lunettes in the gable ends, and is…

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Quoit Club | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Mar 14, 2016

St. Paul’s is one of Richmond’s premier historic sites.  The parish came into being as an outgrowth of Monumental Church to accommodate the expanding membership. Consecrated in 1845, the building is a masterpiece of the Greek Revival style, and a stately complement to Thomas Jefferson’s temple-form capital across the street. The building was designed by…

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Quoit Club | Virginia Holocaust Museum

Mar 11, 2016

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2016 season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Virginia Holocaust Museum was founded in 1997 by Mark Fetter, Al Rosenbaum, and one of Richmond’s youngest Holocaust survivors, Jay Ipson, in an effort to preserve and educate people on…

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Architecture 101 with Edwin Slipek

Feb 17, 2016

Historic Richmond Junior Board Hosts Architecture 101 with Edwin Slipek Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 – 7:00p.m. Happy Hour | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Lecture Patrick Henry’s Pub & Grill | 2300 East Broad Street   Mix and mingle with great people in Architecture 101 with Ed Slipek, hosted by Historic Richmond’s Junior Board. Ed Slipek will provide…

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Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

Jan 21, 2016

Read the official Drawing On History Report here! Historic Richmond, in partnership with The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, hosted a juried architectural design competition – Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition – to develop a design catalog of original, creative designs for infill construction in the City of Richmond’s Old and Historic Districts.…

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Beauty in the Details: The Classical Tradition in Downtown Richmond

Jan 6, 2016

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design 2501 Monument Avenue Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    A look at Richmond’s evolving downtown architecture and how its varied nature repeatedly has referenced classical elements and ancient precedent in architectural compositions both complex and modern.   Calder Loth, Senior…

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The History and Development of the Shockoe Valley

Jan 6, 2016

SOLD OUT! The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design Thursday, February 25, 2016 Lecture 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Reception 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.    An educational panel discussion of Shockoe Valley with all its complexities, its architecture, the diverse population of races and classes that once called this area home, the role that Richmond played…

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29th Annual Court End Christmas

Oct 30, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 12:00 – 5:00 pm Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street   Ten historic downtown sites host a free holiday open house, featuring tours, living history and reenactments, gift shops, children’s activities, refreshments, carriage rides, music, and special guest appearances. 2014 participating sites include the Valentine and the Wickham House, the John Marshall…

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Monumental Open During Bike Race

Sep 18, 2015

Historic Richmond will open Monumental Church next week from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day during the UCI Road World Championships! Stop by the Church and enjoy a free tour! Constructed in 1814, Monumental Church is recognized as one of the earliest and best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. Robert…

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Richmond Arts and Architecture Social

Richmond Arts & Architecture Social

Jul 7, 2015

Come meet fellow emerging professionals that share an interest in architecture, preservation, design, and the arts. You’ll have the opportunity to discover and join new groups that share your passions. Participate in a silent auction with works created by well-known and local artists. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. This event is hosted by the Junior Board…

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The Black History Museum

Quoit Club | The Black History Museum

Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 6 – 8 pm The Black History Museum | Leigh Street Armory 122 West Leigh Street   This castle-like armory is the oldest African American armory in Virginia. Made of red brick, it is trimmed with granite and terra-cotta crenellation along the roofline.  According to Selden Richardson’s Built by Blacks, before the…

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Quoit Club | Byrd Park Pump House

Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 6 – 8 pm Byrd Park Pump House, 1708 Pump House Drive   *Please note this event will be held on the second Thursday in September.Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part…

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Barton Mansion | August 20

Quoit Club | Allen Double House

Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 6 – 8 pm Allen Double House, 4 East Main Street   Good Afternoon Everyone! Due to unforeseen construction issues, the Barton Mansion will NO LONGER BE ABLE to accommodate the Historic Richmond Quoit Club this Thursday. Instead, Quoit Club will meet at the Allen Double House (Historic Richmond Headquarters) at 4 East Main…

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