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Traffic Advisory for Virginia’s 5000 Man March

No parking is permitted along the route from 3 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 until 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 14.

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From RPD:

Traffic will be affected as thousands of people are expected to march on Monument Avenue this weekend for Virginia’s 5000 Man March.

The event is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. West Broad Street (both sides), North Arthur Ashe Boulevard (both sides), and Monument Avenue (both sides) will be closed, while participants march. They are set to start near the Robert E. Lee Monument, head north on North Allen Avenue, then west on West Broad Street – marching until they get back to the Robert E. Lee Monument (see attached map). RPD plans to open West Broad Street and North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, once all participants have moved onto Monument Ave.

No parking is permitted along the route from 3 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 until 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 14. During that time period, there will also be no parking on North Meadow Street from Park Avenue to Monument Avenue and Monument Avenue all the way to North Lombardy Street.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Richmond Then and Now: 114 E. Broad Street

A then and now snapshot of Richmond.

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Original Image from Souvenir views: Negro enterprises & residences, Richmond, Va.
Created / Published[Richmond, D. A. Ferguson, 1907]

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Photos: J.E.B. Stuart’s Last Ride

Monday morning the city removed the J.E.B. Stuart statue.

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Library of Virginia reopens to researchers by advance appointment beginning today

During the initial reopening phase, researchers will be able to use the collections by appointment Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm.

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The Library of Virginia has announced that its reading rooms will reopen to researchers by advance appointment beginning at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

During the initial reopening phase, researchers will be able to use the collections by appointment Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call 804.692.3800.

COVID-19, which prompted the Library’s closing to the public in mid-March, continues to pose a serious public health risk. The Library’s reopening plan includes new health and safety protocols based on the latest guidance from the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What to expect when returning to the Library:

  • Appointments required to use the reading rooms in order to ensure space availability on a researcher’s preferred date
  • Signage describing coronavirus symptoms – Please do not enter the building if you feel unwell or have a fever
  • Face coverings required in the building at all times
  • Physical distancing of six feet required in all public spaces
  • Face masks and hand sanitizer available for the public
  • Frequent cleaning of restrooms and surfaces in public areas throughout the day
  • Returned books quarantined for three days before being available for use again
  • The Exhibition Gallery, the Virginia Shop, our conference rooms, and the reading room at the State Records Center will remain closed

For additional information about what to expect on your visit, take a look at the COVID-19 Update: Guidelines for Researchers, page, which will be updated regularly.

For more on how to use the collections, click here.

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