Historic Hazen library, corner of Rockaway Rd and McRae Rd,
Courtesy of Len Tuck
Join us for our annual membership meeting in which we recap the year and plan for the future.
Bon Air Christian Church
2071 Buford Rd
Theater goers began the evening of December 26, 1811 with eager anticipation. Over 600 rich and poor, young and old, free and enslaved individuals prepared for the entertainment highlight of Richmond, Virginia’s social season. Everyone wore their finest , and they eagerly anticipated the opportunity to see and be seen. The Richmond Theatre was a favorite destination in a city that prided itself on its cultural amenities. What began as a delightful theatrical escape ended in heartbreaking horror however. An accidental spark from a stage lamp ignited an inferno that quickly destroyed the theater and many of its patrons. Every family knew someone who was a victim of this fire. In fact, some think the Richmond Theatre Fire continues to haunt the city to this day. Explore the history of this mass disaster and how historic landmark Monumental Church rose from its ashes. You won't want to miss this exciting talk! Ms.Taylor-White will have books available to sell afterwards. Free for members. Guests $5.
Bon Air Historical Society