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[…]

“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[…]

Upcoming Documentary…

“Richmond’s Theater Fire: The Movie”? I’ve long thought that the 1811 Richmond Theater fire would make for a great movie or a documentary. It has it all:  ill-fated romance, bravery, daring escapes, tragedy, and even comedic moments.  There’s a backdrop of wealth and glaring social inequality, and let’s not forget to mention great costuming potential. Read more about Upcoming Documentary…[…]

Video: Meredith interviewed by the Junot Files

Jim Junot, a Richmond journalist, recently started a youtube channel focusing on local history. He interviewed me about the Richmond Theater fire book while I was in town to give a talk at the Library of Virginia.  You can watch the interview here–and learn about the details and impact of the Richmond Theater fire of Read more about Video: Meredith interviewed by the Junot Files[…]