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A Message from Executive Director Samuel Asher

Samuel Asher

I hope you’re having a healthy and safe summer!

We have had a busy summer here at VHM with a number of great programs and events. We’re pleased to share that there were 90 tickets ordered for Intersecting History Community Conversation last month with our regional Museum partners.

Michael Paul Williams (with the Richmond Times-Dispatch) made the evening extra special with his historical perspective from reporting in Richmond for decades. It certainly left all of us with the feeling from Joseph Rogers’ voice that there is “still work to be done” to accomplish the kind of city and world we all desire; a place where our differences are celebrated and all of our stories are told in an honest, caring manner.

There were 352 tickets sold for the Museum Crawl, as well. We had visitors from all over the country participating including San Francisco, Raleigh, Miami, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, and others.

The Crawl had far-reaching implications outside of the Richmond area, which is very exciting.

Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting on Oct. 18 with keynote speaker Alec Hosterman.

We’re looking forward to a busy fall and hope to see you at the Museum soon!