Video Blog: National Tobacco Festival

A digital story by Lydia Barnes, exploring the history of the national Tobacco Festival, which included a ball with Follies and fierce competition in the election for Tobacco Festival Queen, through a scrapbook from 1959. Read more

Video Blog: Soiree d’Elegance 1967

A digital story by Victoria Prater, detailing an event in September 1967 at Miller and Rhoads which showcased the Valentine’s costume collection, “one of Richmond’s greater assets.” Its aim was to inspire designers with the styles, fabrics, and details of Richmond’s fashion history. The event included displays of vintage fashions paired with then-contemporary clothes inspired by their designs. Read more