27 July 2017

Connecting the Projects

Changing the Public History Landscape of Richmond, Virginia

Community Proposal for a Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park
Initiated in 2015, updates to design and program ideas have taken place in the Summer of 2016 and 2017. Gabriel's Rebellion, Richmond African Burial Ground,

- City contractor SmithGroupJJR is working through the Statement of Purpose, and has so far held 2 Community Engagement meetings, March 7 and July 12.

- Family Representative Council Recommendations are waiting to be finalized and presented to VCU President Michael Rao; next step is to form the Implementation Committee that will make the recommendations happen. 

- Friends of East End Cemetery 

Monument Avenue Commission - see our open letter to the commission.
- Commission Work Group Meetings: July 31 - August 2
- Public Meetings at Virginia Historical Society, Aug. 9 and Sep. 13.

Richmond300 - Master Planning Process
- In preparation for the city's 300th anniversary, 1737-2037.

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