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Join the VHS for a look at “Historic Disasters of Richmond”

Explore the theatre fire of 1811, the burning of the city in the Civil War, and more at this lecture that’s sure to be fascinating.



From the Virginia Historical Society:

Join us at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) for a Banner Lecture, “Historic Disasters of Richmond”, by Walter S. Griggs, Jr., on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m.

The theatre fire of 1811, the burning of the city by Confederate troops in 1865, and the Spanish flu epidemic of the early twentieth century—Richmond has had its share of calamities. Local author Walter S. Griggs, Jr., tells these stories and more as he traces the harrowing history of Richmond’s most famous disasters.

Tickets are $6/adults, $5/seniors, and $4/students and children. Admission is free for VHS members and Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon. The Banner Lecture Series is sponsored by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Tickets are available for sale the day of the lecture. Mr. Griggs will sign copies of his book after the lecture.

Pre-order your signed copy here.

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