East Marshall Street Well Project East Marshall Street Well Project

Meetings

Please see the timeline below of the progress we have made thus far. You can learn about our next steps here.

December 13, 2018 – Public Presentation of Final Recommendations (video available here)

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Stakeholders gather at the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building with members of the Family Representative Council and the Planning Committee.  The Family Representative Council presented its final recommendations.

June 4, 2016 – Community Consultations on the Well – Preliminary Recommendations 

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Stakeholders gathered at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School with members of the Family Representative Council.  The Family Representative Council presented their Preliminary Recommendations.

May 30, 2015 – Community Consultations on the Well – Part 4 (video available here)

Thanks to all who took part in the fourth community consultation and helped to shape the conversation about how to move forward.  The program included presentations by Ryan Smith, Associate Professor of History, at Virginia Commonwealth University on Richmond’s historic burial grounds and Dr. Joseph Jones, Assistant Professor, Anthropology at The College of William & Mary on the African Burial Ground National Monument. The community discussion included questions focusing on interment and memorialization practices as well as an overview ​of the Family​ Representative Council selection process.

May 16, 2015 – Community Consultations on the Well – Part 3 (video available here)

Thanks to all who took part in the third community consultation and helped to shape the conversation about how to move forward. The program included presentations by Tal Simmons, PhD from The Department of Forensic Science at VCU and Michael Blakey, PhD from The Department of Anthropology at The College of William & Mary. Audience members were divided into smaller groups to hold more detailed discussions.

 

May 2, 2015 – Community Consultations on the Well – Part 2 (video available here)

Thanks to all who took part in the second community consultation and helped to continue the conversation about how to move forward. The program included presentations by Gregg Kimball, Ph.D., of the Library of Virginia. Audience members were divided into smaller groups to hold more detailed discussions.

 

April 18, 2015 – Community Consultations on the Well – Part 1 (video available here)

Thanks to all who took part in the first community consultation and helped to frame the conversation about how to move forward. The program included presentations from Jodi Koste, archivist and head of special collections at VCU’s Tompkins-McCaw Library; Quincy Byrdsong, associate vice president for health sciences strategic initiatives and engagement at VCU; and Joanna Wilson Green, archaeologist with Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

 

November 19, 2014 – Open House and Ceremony (video available here)

Thanks to all who attended the Open House and Ceremony, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the East Marshall Street Well Planning Committee to introduce the community to the project. Exhibits about the East Marshall Street Well were on display, and attendees experienced a libation pouring ceremony. VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and others spoke. The event was free and open to the public.