Richmond Magazine has the latest details on the proposed slavery museum in Shockoe Bottom, as well as a slideshow of the renderings. The editor of Richmond Magazine’s twitter page hints that the Fredericksburg location is out.
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Seen on the Hope in the Cities FB page: If you are interested in being a part of one of the most significant historical sites in our city, come to Lumpkins Jail on Saturday, October 17 at 9 am to help clean up the site. It is an excellent time to work with others who [...]
Members of the public are invited to stop by the Black History Museum on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., to help wash, tag, and document materials retrieved from the excavation of the Lumpkin’s Jail site in Shockoe Bottom. The event is a collaboration by the Black History Museum, the Richmond Slave Trail Commission, [...]
F.T. Rea from the Fan District Hub writes about the importance of building a state of the art museum in the location of Lumpkin’s Jail to educate the public about a crucial point in our nation’s history and bring a unique tourist attraction to the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood. [via Richmond.com] The only thing we can [...]
On April 15 at 9 am, a presentation on the history and archaeology of Lumpkin’s Jail will be held in the Wilder Library at Virginia Union University. VUU was founded in 1865 to educate newly emancipated freedmen. The school initially held classes in Lumpkin’s Jail, the largest slave trading center in the US before the [...]
A few weeks ago, Richmond residents were excited that the Slavery Museum planned for Fredericksburg might be moved to Richmond. Doug Wilder posted a response this week to the recent discussion on Virginia Tomorrow stating that the museum will not be moved to Richmond. The Museum Board is committed to its stated and moral obligations to the [...]
ACORN’s March newsletter has a pointer to the story in the March issue of Smithsonian about the dig at Lumpkin’s Jail: From the 1830s to the Civil War, when Richmond was the largest American slave-trading hub outside of New Orleans, “the devil’s half acre,” as Lumpkin’s complex was called, sat amid a swampy cluster of [...]
Discussion on the possibility of moving the National Slavery Museum to Richmond has everyone talking! Bacon’s Rebellion has a post up arguing why “Shockoe’s a Good Spot for a Slavery Museum”. UPDATED: The Virginian-Pilot argues the National Slavery Museum be moved to Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA.
Fredericksburg’s Free Lance Star rips into Doug Wilder today and wonders, “Are you sure you want to cut in, Richmond?” The editorial comes after a Richmond Times-Dispatch article yesterday implying that Richmond officials want to bring the museum to “the Holy City’s trendy Shockhoe [sic] Bottom.” After highlighting the many problems plaguing the museum project [...]
More trouble for the proposed National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg has people wondering if Richmond will get an another chance to be the home of the museum. The project has been stalled for several years following a ceremonial groundbreaking service on the Fredericksburg site. It is now being reported that the nonprofit museum has not paid its real [...]
The Virginia Historical Society invites the community to attend Hidden Things Brought to Light: Finding Lumpkin’s Jail and Locating the Burial Ground for Negroes. The free event will be held this Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “The goal of this conference is to provide a venue where members of the [...]
A major project of the Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission, the archaeological excavation of the infamous Lumpkin’s Slave Jail, located in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom area, has uncovered the remains of the former compound and period artifacts. The discovery includes the brick foundation, cobblestone courtyard and kitchen area.
From a flyer being left on cars in the VCU parking lot. For more info, check out the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project.
Archaeologists from the James River Institute for Archaeology of Williamsburg will work through the summer excavating at the site of the Lumpkin’s slave jail, currently a city-owned parking lot behind Main Street Station. [via] “I’m hoping what we will find will give us insight in how they lived not only as slaves but slave owners, [...]
Style Weekly is reporting that the archaeological dig at Lumpkin’s Jail, the slave auction house and nicknamed the “Devil’s Half Acre”, could resume this summer. The site is currently a parking lot behind Main Street Station.