Cover Photo: The unveiling of the soldiers and sailors monument (1894)
While Church Hill People’s News isn’t going to wade into those waters your local museum is taking a closer look! The Valentine has a new exhibit that just opened on July 4th. It will be an exploration of Richmond’s use of public monuments and their historical context.
From The Valentine:
Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
Jul 4, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019
Since Christopher Newport’s expedition planted a cross on the banks of the James River in 1607, Richmonders have marked the landscape to reflect their collective values. Monumental will look at the historical context of public monuments in Richmond, and the Valentine is excited to build on its role as a space to engage in meaningful, sometimes uncomfortable discussions about what we have chosen to commemorate and what we have chosen to forget.
You can find out more info on The Valentine’s exhibits, hours, and admission by visiting their website BY CLICKING HERE.
I for one know that this is going to be on my must-see list.
Thanks to RWM for this tip!
The Atlantic has examined this from many viewpoints and through recorded and broadly accepted historical fact. Here is their hub for all the published stories and opinions pieces from their series on it.