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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia Historical Society

 
 
Virginia Historical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
1. Virginia Historical Society Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1831, the Virginia Historical Society is the oldest such institution in the South. It was located in the Stewart-Lee house in downtown Richmond until 1959, when it moved to its present quarters in Battle Abbey. The Society's extensive collections of Virginiana-manuscripts, rare books, portraits, photographs, and museum objects-form the basis for a research library and museum, as well as publications, lectures, and other public education programs.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 37° 33.483′ N, 77° 28.371′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Boulevard and Kensington Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 North Boulevard, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
2. Virginia Historical Society on the Boulevard
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distance of this marker. 509 North Mulberry Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robinson House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Robinson House (about 600 feet away); Rumors of War (about 600 feet away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers' Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Residential Life at R. E. Lee Camp, No.1 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Historical Society. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Virginia Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
3. Virginia Historical Society
"The War Horse" image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
4. "The War Horse"
(front) In memory of the one and one half million horses and mules of the Confederate and Union armies who were killed, were wounded, or died from disease in the Civil War. (rear) Gift of Paul Mellon to the Virginia Historical Society. Sculpture by Tessa Pullan, 1996.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,080 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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