Entries by Eric Steigleder

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 […]

Time Travelers: Free Admission to 19 Historic Sites in the Richmond Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2019 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Public Relations & Marketing esteigleder@thevalentine.org Time Travelers: Free Admission to 19 Historic Sites in the Richmond Region RICHMOND – Time Travelers is a biannual Richmond Region tradition that invites tourists and locals to discover treasures spanning 400 years of fascinating history, including historic homes, sites […]

“Where in the World is the Valentine?” Part 2: Lincoln Lost

So you find yourself walking through historic Court End, searching for the Valentine. You’re side-stepping traffic cones and crossing the street to avoid yet another “Sidewalk Closed” sign. You’re just about to give up, when you spot something… Did you just see Lincoln’s ghost? Who is that with him? I wouldn’t be surprised if you […]

Richmond Museum Launches “Where in the World is the Valentine?” Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2019 Contact: Eric Steigleder Director of Public Relations & Marketing esteigleder@thevalentine.org Richmond Museum Launches “Where in the World is the Valentine?” Series Promotion will use ongoing construction in the Court End Neighborhood to highlight local history RICHMOND – A new promotional series from the Valentine launches today. “Where in the World […]