RTF in Richmond Magazine & Monumental Church Sports a New Terrace

Happy 200th Anniversary, Monumental Church! In honor of the site’s importance as the resting place for the victims of the Richmond Theater Fire and the church’s historic and architectural value, Richmond philanthropists funded what is now the Dr. Waverly M. Cole and Dr. John R. Cook Memorial Terrace. In the Richmond Magazine, talented author and Read more about RTF in Richmond Magazine & Monumental Church Sports a New Terrace[…]

The Richmond History Podcast features Monumental Church

“History Replays Today” features Monumental Church during their April series, and you can listen to it here! (for free!) It is also available via itunes. Richmond.com made this podcast a special feature on their site Let’s let them introduce it: “On this episode, Leslie J. Naranjo, Director of Preservation Services for Historic Richmond talks about Monumental Church.  Monumental Read more about The Richmond History Podcast features Monumental Church[…]

Richmond Theater Fire in William & Mary Alumni Magazine

The William & Mary Alumni Magazine is always an impressive publication, and the regular Booknotes section features some of the interesting publications that alums have written. In this latest Winter 2013 issue, The Richmond Theater Fire was one of the highlighted books! The rumor is that an upcoming issue will have a feature article on the Read more about Richmond Theater Fire in William & Mary Alumni Magazine[…]

The Journal of Southern Religion Reviews “The Richmond Theater Fire”

The current issue (Volume 14) of the Journal of Southern Religion is out, and they have a very positive review of The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster, calling it “engaging and informative…bringing attention to an oft-overlooked historic event that served as “a major spiritual turning point for Richmond.””  On writing style they Read more about The Journal of Southern Religion Reviews “The Richmond Theater Fire”[…]

View Baker’s Banner Lecture on Video

Did you miss the VHS lecture about the Theater fire on December 6th? Lucky for you, the most recent Banner Lectures delivered at the Virginia Historical Society may be streamed from their website! You can use this link to hear the lecture in full (along with slides). An audio only version of the talk is Read more about View Baker’s Banner Lecture on Video[…]

Massachusetts Connections

The Massachusetts Historical Society blog had a post about the Richmond Theater fire on the 201st anniversary of the event: December 26th, 2012. It is fascinating how the Theater fire impacted people across America and even overseas. It had some new information (at least to me) about Lt. James Gibbon, who apparently had spent some Read more about Massachusetts Connections[…]

RTF Book Makes the List: “Best of the Literary Hill 2012”

On Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., our local paper is the “Hill Rag,” and every month the “Literary Hill” column reviews books by Hill authors or about Hill topics. This December is they listed their “Best of the Literary Hill 2012” list, celebrating the “year’s best creations by authors who are your neighbors,” And The Read more about RTF Book Makes the List: “Best of the Literary Hill 2012”[…]

“The Burning” documentary just released! A new film about the Richmond Theater fire

Videographer and Richmond native Darryl Johnson has crafted a compelling documentary on the story of the Richmond Theater fire and its aftermath. Blending interviews with historians, authentic early nineteenth century images, and his own impressive footage, he weaves together a story of tragedy and redemption that shaped Virginia. This is a superb short film and Read more about “The Burning” documentary just released! A new film about the Richmond Theater fire[…]

Meredith in Richmond’s Belle Magazine

  Belle is a fun fashion & style glossy that I pick up at newstands whenever I’m in Richmond. It’s part of the StyleWeekly magazine family that covers the arts and entertainment world in Virginia’s capital. This October, Belle Magazine featured me and the Richmond Theater fire book in their “Style & Substance” section! They Read more about Meredith in Richmond’s Belle Magazine[…]