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.
At the event, students from Elizabeth Baughan’s archaeology class at the University of Richmond will be sharing some of their mapping and research related to the historic five-acre cemetery, which was founded in the late nineteenth century. And family members and descendants will be offering their own stories and experiences with the site. Other representatives from the Collaboratory, including VCU faculty, will be sharing student work including ‘zines and 3D scans, and there will be a related printing demonstration. Join us for an evening of history and inspiration.