The Connection Between Monuments and Tourism

The Valentine will launch Controversy/History, an event series that will delve into the connection between monuments and tourism, on Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. The series will explore the connection between monuments and tourism. Event organizers say the event will include the history of monuments in Richmond, a presentation on the historical debates Richmonders have had about monuments, on-the-ground data concerning the role monuments play in tourism, regional data from The Capital Region Collaborative, and in-depth conversation about action steps. Controversy/History will be hosted by Bill Martin, Director of the Valentine, and Kelli Lemon, host of Coffee With Strangers. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to RSVP at


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