The Valentine Offers Three Bus Tours Highlighting the Impact of the RRHA

Richmond City Council drafted a resolution in October 1940 that established the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA). This year marks the 75th anniversary of the organization who continues their mission of providing affordable housing for those in need and building and revitalizing communities while ultimately contributing to the economic growth of the city.

To commemorate their anniversary, the RRHA has partnered with the Valentine’s tour program to offer three bus tours of the city where the organization has had an impact with revitalization and public housing efforts.
  • On March 5, the tour will focus on downtown Richmond and the Northside communities.  The tour will feature Gilpin Court, Highland Park, Jackson Ward, Carver and downtown Richmond.
  • On March 12, the tour will focus on Southside communities and feature Randolph, West Cary Street, Old Manchester and Blackwell.
  • On March 19, the tour will focus on the East End communities and will feature Church Hill North, 24th Street, Nine Mile Road, Creighton, Armstrong and Fulton.
Each tour will last approximately 2 hours and will depart from the Valentine located at 1015 East Clay Street at 10 a.m. Parking is available at the Valentine, nearby public parking lots or on-street.
For information regarding each tour or to make a reservation, please call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301.
About the Valentine
The Valentine preserves, conserves and interprets Richmond, Virginia history and diverse community issues by focusing on urban and social history, costumes, decorative arts and architecture. It is the only institution in the country committed solely to this mission and it is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It houses a 40,000-piece collection of textiles and costumes, one of the largest Western collections of its kind. The Valentine maintains more than one million photographic images of the city, and 25,000 decorative arts pieces, including portraits, furniture and domestic items. Its research library provides primary source material for national and international scholars. The Valentine-owned 1812 John Wickham House is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.
About the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority
RRHA plays a key role in assuring the City of Richmond’s bright future and has been at the forefront of affordable housing community development for 75 years. The Authority serves nearly 20,000 community members through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs. RRHA also manages neighborhood redevelopment and conservation programs throughout the City of Richmond.

For more information, contact:
Domenick Casuccio
(804) 467-2431 (call or text)