Community Partnerships & Events

We’re happy to support, participate in, and wholeheartedly endorse some exciting events from our friends and partners in the Richmond community. 

Downtown Walking Tour with Robert Winthrop

Saturday, October 25, 2-4 p.m.
UR Downtown, 626 E. Broad Street

Join Robert Winthrop, partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates and author of Architecture in Downtown Richmond, for a special downtown walking tour that will begin at the University of Richmond Downtown, housed in the former Franklin Federal and Savings Loan building. This program is co-sponsored by the Historic Richmond. Event is free.

28th Annual Court End Christmas

Sunday, December 14, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street
(Parking Lot of Virginia Dept. of Transportation located at 1401 East Broad Street (across from Monumental Church))

An annual holiday tradition! Ten historic sites in downtown Richmond, open their doors for a day of free admission and holiday festivities. Carriage rides, carolers, living history, live music, children’s crafts, gift shops and more. A complimentary shuttle will circulate among all sites throughout the event.  Event is rain or shine.

Fire, Flour & Fork

Fire, Flour & Fork is a four-day culinary event celebrating the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars.

“Queen” Molly Randolph’s Monumental Moveable Feast

Sunday, November 2nd
11:30 a.m. | $65 |
Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street


A spirited event with dramatics and tours of Monumental Church – The chefs of Everyday Gourmet, Ellie Basch and Jannequin Bennett, Executive Mansion chef Chris Blain, Clifton Inn chef Tucker Yoder, FOODE chef/owner Joy Crump, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Executive Chef Matthew Tlusty and Mezzanine chef/owner Todd Johnson will use Richmonder Mary Randolph’s 19th-century cookbook, The Virginia Housewife, as inspiration for our culminating meal incorporating one of Historic Richmond’s treasures in the center of the city.

VCU’s 22nd Symposium on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts

Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard

The Department of Art History in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University continues its third decade of Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions–VI.” The presentations, directed by Professor Charles Brownell, take place at the Virginia Historical Society on Friday, 21 November, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. To honor the 125th anniversary of the founding of Preservation Virginia, the first session celebrates the organization, its historic buildings, and its collections.

The second session unveils the magnificent virtual map of Richmond in the 1860s that has been under construction at the Museum of the Confederacy for five years. The third session, aimed at collectors, reveals fresh discoveries about the ceramics of Christopher Dresser, the stained glass of Henry Holiday, and the Peacock Room of Thomas Jeckyll and James McNeill Whistler. The fourth session rounds up the rest of the year’s surprises, from Palladio and Jefferson in Venice to Chippendale in Richmond. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a dozen other major institutions are sponsors.

Admission is free to all students with a valid ID, $8 per person for members of sponsoring institutions, and $10 per person for others. Reservations are necessary for two additional events: a luncheon ($15), and a reception at the Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House ($15). For additional information, please call (804) 828-2784 or email Program Coordinator Krista Privott at [email protected].


Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare Historical Play Reading           

January 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Monumental Church, 1224 E. Broad Street

Join Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare for their thrilling new series of four captivating and entertaining plays rooted in the history of Richmond, the U.S., and the world. RVA’s finest directors and actors bringing these rarely-produced gems alive on stage, joined by some of the area’s most respected scholars and theatre artists for lively and illuminating talkbacks following each production.

The Father, or Family Feuds by Denis Diderot and Raymond and Agness, or The Bleeding Nun by Matthew Gregory Lewis. On December 26th, 1811, an excited crowd of theatergoers had packed themselves into the Richmond Theatre to see a double bill of a play and a pantomime. The play was The Father, or Family Feuds, a translation from French comedy by Diderot, about a young nobleman who falls in love with a poor girl. His family threatens to send her to a convent—and much hilarity ensues. The pantomime that followed it was Raymond and Agness, or The Bleeding Nun—a Gothic story of the Bleeding Nun who haunts the castle of Lindberg. Presented on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7pm at Monumental Church.


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