One hundred and forty-four years ago this weekend, Abraham Lincoln visited Richmond for the first time. A large crowd of Richmonders welcomed the president in the wake of the Confederate government’s abandonment of the city. To mark the occasion, the Valentine Museum, Library of Virginia, and American Civil War Museum at Tredegar have scheduled a series of events to mark the occasion. Choose between talks on Lincoln and emancipation as well as another on Lincoln and the fall of the Confederacy, a photography collection of Richmond in 1865, and a Lincoln walk titled “Step Toward Freedom”. Click here for information on the weekend’s events. Don’t expect to see Brag Bowling at any of these events.
Update: The wife and I decided to check out the Lincoln walk. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day to submerge yourself in Richmond’s heritage. Check back later for photographs.