The Diamond—Miracle on the Boulevard by Bobby Ukrop

When: Wed., May 16, 12-1 p.m. 2018

Born out of crisis, the community-wide effort to build the region’s sparkling jewel, the Diamond, showed what could happen with regional cooperation, a public-private partnership and grass-roots support of residents. The Diamond opened April 17, 1985, having been built in the off-season. How did it happen and what can we learn about vision and teamwork from this? Bobby Ukrop, Randy Hallman and Phil Stanton, coauthors of the book "The Diamond: Miracle on the Boulevard," will hold a group discussion, moderated by Jamie Bosket, president and chief executive of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

Price: $10