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Historic Evergreen Cemetery Awarded National Trust Grant

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Helps Support Restoration RICHMOND, Va. (July 11, 2019) — The reclamation of long-neglected Historic Evergreen Cemetery is one step closer to reality, now that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded a $75,000 grant through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to help launch the site’s first…


Welcome, Kelly!

We’re proud to welcome Kelly Pratt as a part of Enrichmond’s team. She has been volunteering at Historic Evergreen Cemetery and now joins us to develop the family services and genealogical research side of Evergreen and East End Cemeteries. More about Kelly: Kelly Pratt is an AmeriCorps Alumni who received the “Above and Beyond” award…


How is the Plants of the James River Project honoring the legacy of Newton Ancarrow?

In cooperation with our community partners, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and VCU Libraries, we are hosting two exhibits of botanical art by regional artists this fall.


Farewell, Alan!

This week we wish a very fond farewell to Alan Delbridge, our Volunteer Coordinator. As Alan takes on his new role at The Community Foundation, we cannot thank him enough for sharing his amazing talents with us! During his time at Enrichmond, Alan professionalized the volunteering process, nurtured and formalized strong relationships with key institutional…


Social Media Update & Address Change

We have changed our physical address and mailing address: Our office is located at 1500 East Franklin St., Richmond VA 23219, upstairs in the Seaboard building.Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 25609, Richmond, VA 23260 17th Street social media update: As of July 1, 2019, the City of Richmond Dept. of Parks and Recreation has…

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What effect did Newton Ancarrow have?

He was an important environmental activist and advocate, and it is believed he spurred the cleanup of the James.


Evergreen Cemetery Awarded UNESCO Designation

RICHMOND, Va. (June 3, 2019) — Neglected, overgrown, and tucked away deep in the woods of the East End of Richmond surrounded by two landfills, Historic Evergreen Cemetery was easy to miss. That is destined to change now that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded this sacred site official designation…


Were These Just Pretty Pictures?

Ancarrow eventually took 35,000 slides of wildflowers, 350 of which were generously digitized and are available on the Ancarrow Wildflower Digital Archives, thanks to an agreement between VCU Libraries and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


Newton and the Wildflowers

A blog series presented by Plants of the James River Project Blog 3: Newton and the WildflowersAncarrow Boatworks built high-end, fast boats for wealthy people, including royalty. They were the height of sailing fashion, comparable to automobiles of the day, with long fin-like projections at the stern. Wealthy people often like to see their boats being…

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Who is Newton Ancarrow?

This blog series explores Richmond native, Newton Ancarrow’s, relationship to native plants.


What in the World is the PJRP?

Botanical art is a scientific discipline, and combines aesthetics, accuracy, and precision. We typically draw or paint a plant, shown in one of a few ways: by itself, in its natural environment, or with related plants.

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Letter from the Executive Director: 17th Street Market

Dear Friends: Twenty-five years is a long time. That’s how long Enrichmond has been involved in the 17th Street Market. Back in 1994, we were among those sustaining and creating a vision for this historic market and public space and, over the years, we have had a hand in helping it come to life. Along…

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