From Graveyards to Pleasure Grounds: Richmond’s Historic Cemeteries by Robert Dunkerly

When: Thu., May 10, 5:30-7 p.m. 2018

This is a two-part class taught by Robert Dunkerly. The first class will take place on Thursday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. The second class will meet at a local cemetery on Friday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m., so that participants can see examples of artwork and symbolism discussed in the classroom the previous evening. Participants will learn more about the evolution of Richmond’s burial grounds and discover the history behind some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks. Robert Dunkerly, a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park, has written widely on military history, including books on the American Revolution, and is active in historic preservation. He has taught several class at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Cost/Ticket price: Members $50 (for both classes); Nonmembers $65 (for both classes) Event phone: 804-340-1800 Event website: https://www.virginiahistory.org/events/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes/graveyards-pleasure-grounds-richmond%E2%80%99s-historic?start=2018-05-10T17:30

Price: $50-$65.