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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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robinson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Virginia Historical Society on the Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
2. Virginia Historical Society on the Boulevard
Residential Life at R. E. Lee Camp, No.1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Arnold’s Picket Driven In (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. ¼ mile 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducationNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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