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    Webinar w/VCU Community Engagement

    The Collaboratory road tour continues. Join us with the VCU Division of Community Engagement for a one-hour webinar on March 21, 2024 at 3:00 PM, where representatives from the Collaboratory will introduce and discuss our work. The session is free to all, but attendees do need to register beforehand. Please register here. The webinar is featured as…


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    J. Henry Brown-a-thon!

    “Grave Artistry: New Findings from the J. Henry Brown Order Books,” April 26, 2024 at 5:30pm at the Library of Virginia. The Richmond Cemetery Collaboratory invites the public to an event celebrating the Library of Virginia’s acquisition of fourteen additional volumes of order books from Richmond’s J. Henry Brown Monuments company. Established in 1885, Brown’s…


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    St. James Cemetery conversation, 11/30

    On Thursday, November 30, the Cemetery Collaboratory in partnership with the Star of Benevolence Society will be holding a community conversation regarding Varina’s St. James Cemetery. The event will be held from 6:00-7:30pm at the Varina Branch of the Henrico County Public Library, located at 1875 New Market Road in Henrico. The public is invited.…


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    Woodland Cemetery design jam, 11/29

    The Woodland Restoration Foundation, the steward of Richmond’s Woodland Cemetery and one of our Collaboratory community partners, will be holding a design jam sponsored by the VCU da Vinci Center and the VCU Division of Community Engagement on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 4:00pm at the VCU Health Hub. The goal of the design jam…


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    Event: the Collaboratory at VCU’s Humanities Research Center

    On Friday, September 8, at 3:30pm, representatives from the Cemetery Collaboratory will be giving a brief overview of our work, at the VCU Humanities Research Center on campus. The event is part of the HRC’s new Public Humanities initiative. Information and free registration here: https://bit.ly/phl0908 Please join us there!


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    Collaboratory is hiring!

    The Cemetery Collaboratory is seeking to hire a GIS Technician again for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year. The new hire will assist us with building digital maps of historic cemeteries in the Richmond region. Applicants should have experience working with ArcGIS software platform. To apply, visit: https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4197?c=vcu Review of applications will begin on August 14,…


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    March 27 student projects conversation

    On March 27, 2023, the East End Cemetery Collaboratory and its partners will be holding a public event featuring student work from VCU and the University of Richmond. The students are in progress on projects involving the Barton Heights Cemeteries, Woodland Cemetery, Jackson Ward, and other elements of Richmond’s historical landscape. The event will be…


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