Social Practice

The Class

Made in Church Hill is the result of a collaboration between students, faculty and staff of Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Church Hill Academy, and the Valentine.

This collaboration was undertaken in Fall 2014, through undergraduate-level classes at the two partner universities.

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The Exhibition

In image, word, and sound, Made in Church Hill expresses the history and current challenges of one of Richmond's oldest and most historic neighborhoods, through the perspective of the people who live and work there.

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About The Valentine

The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region.

A comprehensive program of exhibitions, tours, special events, research opportunities, school programs and other public programs engage the broadest audience in an ongoing dialogue about the significance and relevance of the city's history.