Richmond Theater Fire 200-Year Anniversary Commemoration–update

The Richmond Theater Fire occurred exactly 200 years ago today, on December 26th, 1811. The tragedy took over 70 lives. In Richmond, that single night swept away nearly 1% of their population. It was a truly devastating occurance, and it is touching and appropriate that Richmond’s historical organizations have organized a day of observance in memory of the victims.

Photos from today’s commemoration service are available at the Historic Richmond Foundation and Valentine Richmond History Center facebook sites:!/HistoricRichmondFoundation and!/valentineRHC .