Get Away: The Virginia Women’s Monument

Yet another reason to visit Richmond—this new memorial honoring notables ranging from Patsy Cline to Pocahontas.

A bronze statue of suffragist Adele Clark (courtesy photo)

Voices from the Garden: The Virginia Women’s Monument, which had its dedication in October, includes a collection of bronze statues in Richmond’s Capitol Square, along with a glass “Wall of Honor” inscribed with the names of 230 notable Virginia women, from Patsy Cline to Pocahontas. The life-size statues, representing 400 years of Virginia history, are positioned so you can sit alongside them, connecting eye-to-eye with figures such as Elizabeth Keckly, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and confidante who helped establish the Contraband Relief Association for black refugees; Cockacoeske, leader of the Pamunkey tribe in the mid-1600s; and Adèle Clark, suffragist and co-founder of the Atelier, a training ground for Virginia artists.

Located at Capitol Square at Ninth and Bank streets, Richmond; 804-786-1012

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