Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Program to Feature Richmond in the 1900s

The department will give the public the opportunity to meet the great granddaughter of Harris Stilson and see Richmond as never before through the photos he took as a street car driver in the early 1900s.
     This Afternoon of History and Remembrance will take place on Friday, November 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the department’s Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, located at 4901 Old Brook Road on Richmond’s Northside. Kitty Snow, Stilson’s great granddaughter and author of the recently published book, “From a Richmond Streetcar: Life through the lens of Harris Stilson,” will tell the story of Mr. Stilson and show a collection of his photos. Following the presentation, Ms. Snow will open the session for questions and answers.  
     If you are interested in seeing Richmond as it was in the early 1900s, this is an event you won’t want to miss. It’s free to attend and no registration is required.
     The department will hold a second event featuring Ms. Snow on February 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Pine Camp. While her first program at Pine Camp will have a wide focus on the City of Richmond, during her second presentation, she will focus primarily on Jackson Ward in the early 1900s.