Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)Jul 4, 2018
Since Christopher Newport’s expedition planted a cross on the banks of the James River in 1607, Richmonders have marked the landscape to reflect their collective values. Monuments and memorials are objects that commemorate something, usually a person, a group of people, a place or an event. Accepted forms include statues, obelisks, landmark objects or art works such as sculptures or fountains. Richmond is the place where many of our state and national stories are commemorated since our colonial past to our diverse present.