400 Years of Revolution, Innovation & Change in RVA
In partnership with the i.e.* initiative, the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, the Library of Virginia, the Valentine Richmond History Center and Floricane present: RIC/RVA – 400 years of Revolution, Innovation, and Change in Richmond.
Beginning March 14th, RIC/RVA will introduce participants to an entirely new way of looking at Richmond; past, present, and future. Exploring the River City’s revolutionary history, from the earliest drug
lords to the creation of the most important documents in history, from the first street car to our current creative renaissance, this event series will be educational, engaging and 100% entertaining!
Through four uniquely experiential events, beginning March 14th, discover an entirely new way of looking at Richmond’s past and have a hand in re-telling it. From the earliest drug lords to the creation of the most important documents in history, from the first street car to our current creative renaissance, this event series will be educational, engaging and 100% entertaining! All are free and open to the public.
Check out the details for each FREE event below, and get ready to see your city with new
FOUR WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 14TH: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
SESSION ONE: SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Hosted by theLibrary of Virginia, participants will be led through an exploration of the
varied and oft untouched parts of Richmond’s 400 year history; from the well
known to the never heard of. Attendees
will then divide into groups, and with the help of nine local creative
advertising gurus will develop visual propaganda celebrating moments of
transformation and change in #RVA.
SESSION TWO: BUILT SPACES: RE-MAPPING
Join us March28th at the Valentine Richmond History Center for another evening of historic
engagement! Begin your night by exploring the current map of Richmond and make
your own mark on the city you call home. Then, learn a bit about the buildings
and spaces you’re un-familiar with, and discover the telling history of things
un-built, and dreams un-realized, in this de-construction of RVA. Take a tour
through the Valentine’s own collection of sculpted history, and re-map our town
to exhibit the modern heart and soul of Richmond, Virginia. Just like every
event in the RIC/RVA History Series, this event is completely free, with wine
and light fare available.
SESSION THREE: RVA B-ROLL
Who needs anaward winning film when you have Richmond’s long history of tourism videos!
Come along for the ride on April 11th at the The American Civil War Center at
Historic Tredegar for an historically entertaining evening. Grab yourself some
popcorn and get ready to be delighted by a montage of tourism films that have
been driving folks to Richmond for 70 years. Some of these things are so bad
they’re good! Then, let’s chat about the story that isn’t being told about
Richmond, and let’s put our heads together to re-tell it. We’ll mock up the
storyboard for a future travel guide while you give us the content. End the
evening by chatting about our new story, and get ready to personally have a
hand in the new tale. This event is free of charge, with wine and snacks
SESSION FOUR: A NEW STORY
Welcome to thescreening of the new Richmond story! Once again we’ll enjoy the warm embrace of
The Library of Virginia, as we’ll watch the film you helped create. With the
crowd-sourced video content you provided after our 3rd session, and the
storyboard we crafted, your handiwork will be the feature of the night. Join us
for the screening of this ‘new story,’ then take a moment to chat about what it
means to re-craft what it is we say about our town, and how we can influence
what’s said about us in turn. Cap your evening properly with a little
networking and a lot of inspiration. This event, like those before, is free of
charge with light fare and drinks provided.