This episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond HistoryPodcast features Catherine Wright in a conversation about the infamous spy in RVA during the Civil War, Elizabeth Van Lew. ¬†Wright is Curator in the Flag Collection at the Museum of the Confederacy which is now part of the American Civil War Museum. ¬†Van Lew lived in Church Hill is a large home where today’s Bellevue Elementary stands.
The episode also features a song “Crazy Bet” by the Richmond based band Long Arms
about Elizabeth Van Lew.
Van Lew’s grave at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, photo by Jeff Majer
12 ft. Clay Process of Arthur Ashe Photo use loaned by Paul Dipasquale
Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale is the guest on this episode. In Richmond he is best know for his monument for¬†Arthur Ashe on Monument Ave, the Headsman on Brown’s Island and¬†Connecticut which most people know as the Indian that was on the Diamond.
DiPasquale recently finished a police monument and a statue of Neptune on the Virginia Beach Board Walk and a statue of Jimmy Dean.