37 The VA State Capitol during the Civil War/Mark Greenough Part 1

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This episode features Mark Greenough, The Tour Supervisor and Historian at¬†the Virginia State Capitol discussing the Virginia State Capitol during the Civil War. ¬†This is part 1 of the conversation focusing on¬†Virginia before secession, secession, the settling of Richmond as¬†the Confederate capital and the Confederate government’s move to Virginia’s Capitol building.

Part 2 will be released on January 15.

This is Greenough’s second appearance on Sate CapitolHistory Replays Today. ¬†On Episode 5 he discussed the move of Virginia’s capital from Williamsburg to Richmond and the construction¬†of Jefferson’s “Temple on the Hill”. ¬†All archived episodes are available for free on iTunes or where ever you listen to podcasts.

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32 Wickham House/David Voelkel

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On this Episode David Voelkel talks about the 1812 John Wickham House, who its occupants were, about 19th century living in general, and his approach to history in general. ¬†David Voelkel is the Director of Collections and the¬†Elise H. Wright Curator of General Collections at The Valentine. ¬†To hear more about The Valentine listen to episode featuring the museum’s director Bill Martin.

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30 Shady Civil War Richmond/ Ashley Luskey

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Ashley Luskey, Park Ranger at the Richmond National Battlefield Parks talks about the under belly of Richmond during the Civil War.  Becoming the Capitol of the Confederacy brings massive change.  The rise in population and social fluctuations brings about prostitution, drunkenness, murder, opportunists, and even cross dressing.  Luskey does many tours including on this topic and will be one of the historians leading tours about the Civil War 150th battles in the area like New Market Heights between 9/27/14-9/30/14.  More information can be found at  http://www.nps.gov/rich/planyourvisit/fortharrison150th.htm

29 Civil War Balloons/ Bryce Van Stavern

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Bryce Van Stavern, the Supervisor of White House Operations at the Museum of the Confederacy discusses the use of balloons for reconnaissance during the American Civil War on this episode.  It can be said this was the first United States Air Force and they flew just outside of Richmond.

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Maymont / Dale Wheary Part 1

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Dale Wheary is the Curator and Director of Maymont Mansion.  She talks about the history of Maymont and James and Sallie Dooley who left their house and estate Richmond.

Quarterman jpeg smallerThere was so much interesting information in this conversation with Wheary that it will be released as a 2 part episode.  This first episode is mostly about the Dooleys and the and the second is mostly about Maymont as a park.  The people and their land is so connected that the topics are only loosely assigned to each episode.  The second part will be released on May 1, 2014.

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The Byrd Theater/Todd A. Schall-Vess

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The Byrd Theater in 1953, for The Byrd Collection

Correction! In my introduction I mention that Its A Wonderful Life is playing Dec 24, 2013 and Dec 25, 2013.  I incorrectly said the times for Dec 25 are 7:15 and 9:30.  The correct time is 7:15 and 9:45.  For more info about times click here.

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Todd A. Schall-Vess, General Manager of The Byrd Theater, in Carytown talks about the 85 year history of the theater.  It opened on Dec 24, 1928.  Schall-Vess discusses the opening of the theater, The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, the natural spring built into the theater,  and much more.  The Byrd is the oldest operating movie theater in Richmond. The photo to the left and below are from opening day of The Byrd in 1928.

Information about going to The Byrd can be found here http://byrdtheatre.com/

 

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Episode 5. Mark Greenough, Building of the VA State Capitol

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Mark Greenough, Tour Supervisor and Historian at the Virginia State Capitol talks about the early days of the building.  Many folks know that Thomas Jefferson designed the Virginia State Capitol, but the story is far more complicated and dramatic then a founding father dabbling in architecture.

The conversation addresses why the capital of Virginia was moved from Williamsburg to Richmond, why Thomas Jefferson designed the building, why it is where it is, what RVA was like as a young capital and much more.

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Episode 1, Harry Kollatz on Richmond in Ragtime

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The First Episode of The History Replays Today Podcast.  Harry Kollatz is the guest. He discusses his book Richmond in Ragtime: Socialists Suffragists, Sex and Murder.  Harry is also the Senior Writer at Richmond Magazine and the author of True Richmond Stories.  Both of his books are from History Press.

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