Entries by Eric Steigleder

“Voices from Richmond’s Hidden Epidemic” Puts Faces and Stories to Richmond’s HIV/AIDS Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2020 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Communications esteigleder@thevalentine.org Voices from Richmond’s Hidden Epidemic Puts Faces and Stories to Richmond’s HIV/AIDS Crisis Valentine exhibition offers a nuanced look at Richmond’s HIV/AIDS epidemic through the stories of survivors, caregivers, activists and others on the front lines. RICHMOND —Voices from Richmond’s Hidden Epidemic, a […]

Explore the Past on the Pulse Brings Richmonders Closer to History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2020 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Communications esteigleder@thevalentine.org Explore the Past on the Pulse Brings Richmonders Closer to History Pulse riders are one scan away from experiencing Richmond history thanks to a partnership between the Valentine, GRTC and VCU RICHMOND —Pulse riders can now experience Richmond History with a simple […]

The Valentine First Freedom Center Hosts 2nd Annual Religious Freedom Day Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2020 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Communications esteigleder@thevalentine.org The Valentine First Freedom Center Hosts 2nd Annual Religious Freedom Day Celebration Event will address rising anti-Semitism, importance of interfaith dialogue   RICHMOND — The Valentine First Freedom Center will host the 2nd Annual Religious Freedom Day Celebration on Thursday, January 16 at 9 […]

Winners Announced for Competition to Rethink Monument Avenue

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 November 20, 2019 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Public Relations & Marketing esteigleder@thevalentine.org Winners Announced for Competition to Rethink Monument Avenue The winners of an international design competition to conceptually reimagine Monument Avenue were announced tonight at the Valentine   RICHMOND – This evening, the winners of an international design competition to […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2019 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Public Relations & Marketing esteigleder@thevalentine.org New Exhibition Uses Social Media to Explore the Fight for Women’s Suffrage #BallotBattle will highlight five Richmonders to tell the complex story of voting rights   RICHMOND —Opening November 21, 2019, #BallotBattle: Richmond’s Social Struggle for Suffrage will use […]

Valentine Intern Spotlight: Susan Shibut

Susan Shibut, the Valentine’s new PR & Marketing Intern, writes about her dedication to sharing Richmond’s complicated history Hello! My name is Susan Shibut and I am excited to get started in my new position as the Public Relations and Marketing intern here at the Valentine. I’m a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University where I […]

“Where in the World is the Valentine?” Part 6: Don’t Trust Google

Don’t trust Google. We know what you’ve been thinking all summer: “I really need to get down to the Valentine. There’s that ‘controversial’ Monument Avenue exhibition on display and I read that article in Style Weekly about the Cook Photograph Collection. There’s even that exhibition with the working Costume and Textiles Lab!” But you’ve been […]

Four: A Constitution Day Reflection

Most standard biographies of Doctor James McClurg (1747-1823) begin with his accomplished medical career, friendship with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and mention his participation in the American Revolution as a physician. Some detail his attendance at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, noting that he left without signing the final […]

Richmond History Makers and Community Update Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2019 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Public Relations & Marketing esteigleder@thevalentine.org Richmond History Makers and Community Update Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary The Valentine is partnering with the Community Foundation for the 2020 program RICHMOND –Nominations are now open for the Richmond History Makers and Community Update. Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, the […]