And the Award for Historic Preservation Goes to . . .
We've been waiting for months to announce that John Shuck, who's been leading the East End cleanup effort since summer 2013, won this year's Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement in Historic Preservation. Word came down from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in July, but the news was embargoed until last week's awards ceremony, … Continue reading And the Award for Historic Preservation Goes to . . .
Just a little before noon yesterday, volunteers at East End Cemetery laid down their rakes and loppers, walked to the older section of the burial ground, and gathered at the Tancil family plot. They were joined by others who had come to East End specifically for the day’s event, the dedication of a new headstone … Continue reading Dedicated
A New Headstone for Dr. Tancil
Many of you might remember that a headstone went missing from East End last summer. It belonged to Dr. Richard F. Tancil, a remarkable man who was born into slavery circa 1852, went on to earn his MD at Howard University, and set up a medical practice in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood, where he also … Continue reading A New Headstone for Dr. Tancil
This Week on Instagram
Smithsonian magazine has handed over its Instagram account to Brian this week. He'll be posting photographs of East End, Evergreen, and more through Friday. The images document historic yet abandoned Richmond-area cemeteries, the communities they once served, and the contemporary community that is evolving around the restoration of these places. Taken as a whole, they explore how certain aspects … Continue reading This Week on Instagram
In Case You Missed It…
Last month Buzzfeed published a short piece that Brian wrote about East End, accompanied by a selection of his photographs. Check it out here!
We are excited to show off our brand-new logo, created by the wonderfully talented Leslie Steiger.