Category: Hebrew Cemetery

  • A moment to celebrate for Shockoe Hill

    Hooray! This morning, the state review board and the board of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources at their quarterly meeting both unanimously approved our nomination of the “Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District,” for listing on the Virginia landmarks register. This step moves the nomination forward to the National Park Service for listing on […]

  • Vandalism at Hebrew Cemetery

    In the first week of November, I walked through Richmond’s Hebrew Cemetery to take some photographs of the area for study. The site and those around it continue to fascinate, and one student in my undergraduate classes this semester is pursuing a research project related to the cemetery. But only a few steps inside the […]

  • Philip Wythe’s headstone

    Check out my new piece on Philip N. J. Wythe’s headstone (1827) in the latest issue of the journal¬†Southern Cultures. Interesting reads on material culture throughout the issue. For an expanded look at Wythe’s family, see The Judah Will project page.

  • New start/a little history

    Thanks to some startup funding from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, I was able to hire art/tech wizard Harry Herskowitz¬†recently to help me redesign the original site, which I had migrated to We have greatly improved the functionality of the site, rescaling it for different devices and introducing more map elements. […]