History Replays Today

Jeff Majer interviews historians, authors, and citizens of Richmond, VA with interesting points of view of the history of RVA. History Replays Today is a blog www.historyreplaystoday.com and this interview podcast.

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The Richmond History Podcast
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2015-11-03 02:57
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2015-11-03 02:57
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3.11.2015

52 Reconstruction at Chimborazo-Mike Gorman

On this episode, Mike Gorman, who is a historian with the Richmond National Battlefield Parks talks about reconstruction in Richmond focusing on what was the former Chimborazo Hospital. Listen or subscribe to History Replays Today, The Richmond History...
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2.10.2015

(Repost) 27 Baseball and Richmond/ Scott Mayer

Since the playoff hunt is heating up in the MLB is only seemed fitting to repost this remastered episode that covers the early days of baseball in RVA.  Guest Scott Mayer is the co author of the book Baseball and Richmond, … Continue reading →
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16.09.2015

51 Masons’ Hall-Phillip Barnard part 2

This is part 2 of the conversation with Phillip Barnard.  This part of the conversation concentrates on the 19th and 20th century history of the great Masons’ Hall in downtown RVA. In the conversation George Washington, The Marquis de Lafayette, … Cont...
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1.09.2015

50 Masons’ Hall-Phillip Barnard part 1

Phillip Barnard is the guest on this episode talking about the history of one of the most under rated historic buildings in RVA, Masons’ Hall.  It is one of a handful of 18th century buildings in the area.  During the … Continue reading →
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15.08.2015

49 Eliza Poe/Debbie Phillips

This episode has 2 guests, Eliza Poe, the mother of Edgar Allan Poe and Debbie Phillips.  Eliza Poe discusses her life. Debbie Phillips, who is the Director of Operations for Richmond Discoveries and has developed a program called the Life and … Contin...
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1.08.2015

mini ep 1

On this first “mini” episode, There is a quick discussion on some of the things in RVA history that happened in July and August throughout the years from the #OTDinRVA from social media. This is the first of many mini … Continue reading →
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16.07.2015

48 The Confederate Battle Flag’s History – John Coski part 2

This is part 2 of a Conversation with historian John Coski about the history of the Confederate battle flag.   Coski is a historian at the Museum of the Confederacy which is part of the American Civil War Museum.  He is … Continue reading →
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1.07.2015

47 The Confederate Battle Flag’s History – John Coski

On this episode, John Coski talks about the history of the Confederate Battle Flag.  Coski is a historian at the Museum of the Confederacy which is part of the American Civil War Museum.  He is also the author of the … Continue reading →
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16.06.2015

(Repost) 8 Baseball in Richmond/ John O’Connor

As we get closer to the MLB All-Star break, I am reposting episode 8 with John O’Connor who is a long time sports writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  He tells some great stories about Parker Field, the building of the … Continue reading →
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15.05.2015

46 John Murden/ Church Hill People’s News

This episode features John Murden, the publisher of the Church Hill People’s News.  He discusses the area known as Church Hill and its history.  What is casually called Church Hill is actually a collection of many neighborhoods, (including a neighborho...
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9.05.2015

45 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (2/2)

This is part 2 of the conversation with Ed Peeples who is a human rights activist, emeritus professor from VCU, and the author of Scalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activist. This is a frank conversation … Continue...
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5.05.2015

44 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (1/2)

This episode is part 1 with Ed Peeples, who is an emeritus Professor of VCU, a human rights activist who grew up in RVA in the 1930’s and 1940’s and the author ofScalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights … Continue readin...
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3.04.2015

10 Lincoln in Richmond-Mike Gorman (CW150 Repost)

This episode is being reposted in honor of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic trip to Richmond, Virginia on April 4, 1865.  It was less than 48 hours after the Confederate Government left the city.  During Lincoln’s “adventure” to … Co...
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1.04.2015

43 150th of the Fall of Richmond-Mike Gorman

This special Civil War 150th episode features Mike Gorman, talking about the fall of Richmond that began April 2, 1865 and the evacuation fire that followed.  The fire will destroy somewhere between 800-1000 buildings. The fall of the Capitol of the … ...
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23.03.2015

3 Patrick Henry-Kevin Grantz (repost)

This episode is being reposted for the 240th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech at St John’s Church in Church Hill.  The speech was delivered 3/23/1775. The conversation is with Kevin Grantz who normally played George Washington a...
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15.03.2015

42 Richmond Hill/ Rev Ben Campbell

On this episode, the senior pastor at Richmond Hill, The Rev Ben Campbell talks about the history of the community. Founded in 1987, Richmond Hill is an ecumenical Christian fellowship and residential community in Richmond’s historic Church Hill. It is...
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1.03.2015

41 Oral History/William and Martha Harkess

On this episode William and Martha Harkess discuss growing up in Richmond, VA. They are both 84 years old.  Martha was born in NC, but moved to Scott’s Addition with her family when she was about 3.  Later her family moved … Continue reading →
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15.02.2015

40 Ed Ayers

Ed Ayers, the President and a History Professor at the University of Richmond is the guest. He discusses some of the complexities of emancipation, what emancipation means in a practical terms, and post Civil War Richmond.  He also discusses why many … ...
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31.01.2015

39 Maggie Walker/ Ajena Cason Rogers

On this Episode of History Replays Today, Ajena Cason Rogers, The Supervisory Park Ranger at the Maggie L Walker National Historic Site discusses the life of Maggie Walker. Walker is best know as the first black woman to charter a … Continue reading →
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15.01.2015

38 The VA State Capitol during the Civil War/Mark Greenough Part 2

The is part 2 of a conversation with Mark Greenough, The Tour Supervisor and Historian at The Virginia State Capitol.  He discusses how the State and Confederate Governments were able to work together in one building, what the Capitol was like … Contin...
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1.01.2015

37 The VA State Capitol during the Civil War/Mark Greenough Part 1

This episode features Mark Greenough, The Tour Supervisor and Historian at the Virginia State Capitol discussing the Virginia State Capitol during the Civil War.  This is part 1 of the conversation focusing on Virginia before secession, secession, the ...
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15.12.2014

36 Beer in Richmond/Lee Graves

Lee Graves, known as the RVA Beer Guy tells History Replays Today about the history of brewing beer in the Richmond area.  Richmond is going through a huge boon in local brewing but beer has been in the area since … Continue reading →
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2.12.2014

35 Frank Robinson/Lewis Ginter Part 2

This is the second part of the conversation that focuses on the creation of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, how it was formed, how it almost never came to be, how it almost became part of Maymont Park, and how it … Continue reading →
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15.11.2014

34 Frank Robinson/Lewis Ginter part 1

This episode features Frank Robinson, the President and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden talking about Lewis Ginter and his legacy.  Lewis Ginter not only helped shape the tobacco industry in America and built the Jefferson Hotel, but he can also …...
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1.11.2014

33 Maurie McInnis& Gregg Kimball/To Be Sold

On this episode, Maurie McInnis & Gregg Kimball tell the podcast about the slave trade in Richmond, VA.  Richmond was one of the centers of the domestic slave trade.  McInnis is the curator of the exhibit To Be Sold: Virginia … Continue reading →
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15.10.2014

32 Wickham House/David Voelkel

On this Episode David Voelkel talks about the 1812 John Wickham House, who its occupants were, about 19th century living in general, and his approach to history in general.  David Voelkel is the Director of Collections and the Elise H. Wright … Continu...
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1.10.2014

31 The Virginia Housewife/ Maureen Egan& Susan Winiecki

On this episode of the podcast the topic is Mary Randolph and her book The Virginia Housewife.  Guests Maureen Egan & Susan Winiecki, the owners of Real Richmond Food Tours are also the founders of Fire, Flour, and Fork.  Fire, Flour, and … Continu...
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15.09.2014

30 Shady Civil War Richmond/ Ashley Luskey

  Ashley Luskey, Park Ranger at the Richmond National Battlefield Parks talks about the under belly of Richmond during the Civil War.  Becoming the Capitol of the Confederacy brings massive change.  The rise in population and social fluctuations brings...
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1.09.2014

29 Civil War Balloons/ Bryce Van Stavern

Bryce Van Stavern, the Supervisor of White House Operations at the Museum of the Confederacy discusses the use of balloons for reconnaissance during the American Civil War on this episode.  It can be said this was the first United States … Continue rea...
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15.08.2014

28 Jewry in Richmond/ Grace Zell

Richmond is home to the 6th synagogue established in the US and the Jewish community has been a major part of the city’s history.  On this episode, Grace Zell, a Docent and Administrative Assistant at the Beth Ahabah Museum and … Continue reading →
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1.08.2014

27 Baseball and Richmond/ Scott Mayer

On this episode Scott Mayer, co-author of the book Baseball and Richmond, A History of the Professional Game 1884-2000, tells History Replays Today about how the city’s relationship with baseball has changed since the game spread in the 1860’s and … Co...
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15.07.2014

26 James River Parks/ Ralph White

Ralph White retired as the Manager of the James River Park System.  It has been said that what we know of today as the James River Park System can be attributed to White. On this episode, he talks about the … Continue reading →
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1.07.2014

25 Best of 2013-14 Part 2

This is part 2 of the Best of 2013-14.  This is also the first episode of the first full year of the podcast.  The count down continues here with the favorite 5 episodes.  The top 10-6 were counted down on part … Continue reading →
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15.06.2014

Best of 2013-14 Part 1

It is exciting to say that this is the 24th episode of History Replays, The Richmond History Podcast.  Since the podcast comes out on the first and 15th of every month, that means this post marks one year.  To celebrate, … Continue reading →
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1.06.2014

23 Elizabeth Van Lew/Catherine Wright

This episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond HistoryPodcast features Catherine Wright in a conversation about the infamous spy in RVA during the Civil War, Elizabeth Van Lew.  Wright is Curator in the Flag Collection at the Museum of the … Conti...
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15.05.2014

22 Public Art/ Paul DiPasquale

Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale is the guest on this episode. In Richmond he is best know for his monument for Arthur Ashe on Monument Ave, the Headsman on Brown’s Island and Connecticut which most people know as the Indian that was on … Continue rea...
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1.05.2014

Maymont / Dale Wheary Part 2

  This is part 2 of a conversation with Dale Wheary, the Curator and Director of Maymont Mansion.  This second half of the conversation is more about the estate of Maymont, the domestic help that worked there, how it became … Continue reading →
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14.04.2014

Maymont / Dale Wheary Part 1

Dale Wheary is the Curator and Director of Maymont Mansion.  She talks about the history of Maymont and James and Sallie Dooley who left their house and estate Richmond. There was so much interesting information in this conversation with Wheary … Conti...
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1.04.2014

Reenacting /Jason Spellman

Jason Spellman is the guest on this episode.  Spellman is a historical interpreter for the Jason Spellman is the guest on this episode. Spellman is a historical interpreter for the NPS Richmond National Battlefield Parks and Pamplin Historical Park.  H...
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15.03.2014

18 Monumental Church/ Leslie J. Naranjo

  On this episode, Leslie J. Naranjo, Director of Preservation Services for Historic Richmond talks about Monumental Church.  Monumental was completed 200 years ago this year and still stand at 1224 E Broad St. It was built as a memorial to the at leas...
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1.03.2014

17 Shockoe Hill Cemetery/ Jeffry Burden

Jeffry Burden, who is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery and is its president tell History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast about the first municipal cemetery not affiliated with a church in Richmond.  The … C...
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15.02.2014

John Marshall/ Bobbie LeViness

Which Richmonder do you think has had the largest influence on the United States Government?  It may be  short list but at the top of that list, or at least near the top, has got to be John Marshall.  On … Continue reading →
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31.01.2014

Civil War Life in Richmond- Mike Gorman

  Richmond has often been called a Civil War town, but how much do we know about the average Richmonder during the tumultuous 4 years that were the Civil War?  This is the first of a series new periodic series … Continue reading →
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14.01.2014

14 GWAR/ Bob Gorman

Some people may find some of the topics objectionable. Bob Gorman is the Secretary and the Shop Foreman for the Richmond based, Slave Pit Inc., which is, better know as the metal band GWAR.  GWAR is much more than band.  Its … Continue reading →
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1.01.2014

13 Bill Martin/The Valentine Richmond History Center

On this episode, Bill Martin, The Director of The Valentine Richmond History Center discusses the history of The Valentine, which is the oldest museum in Richmond.  The museum opened its doors in 1898 in the Wickham House on the corner … Continue readi...
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14.12.2013

The Byrd Theater/Todd A. Schall-Vess

Correction! In my introduction I mention that Its A Wonderful Life is playing Dec 24, 2013 and Dec 25, 2013.  I incorrectly said the times for Dec 25 are 7:15 and 9:30.  The correct time is 7:15 and 9:45.  For … Continue reading →
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1.12.2013

Benjamin Ross/ Rev John Jasper and 6th Mt Zion Baptist Church

Benjamin Ross, Historian at 6th Mount Zion Baptist Church which dates back to 1867and started in a Confederate  horse stable by the James River.         The Church was started by the charismatic Rev John Jasper who is … Continue reading →
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15.11.2013

10 Lincoln in Richmond/ Mike Gorman

  Mike Gorman talks to host Jeff Majer about President Abraham Lincoln’s historic trip to Richmond less then 48 hour after the evacuation of the Confederate Government.  The Confederates had held the strong hold in RVA for 4 years and … Continue readin...
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1.11.2013

9 Dale Brumfield: Richmond Independent Press

This episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast features Dale Brumfield, the author of Richmond Independent Press, The Underground Zine Scene and a founder of Throttle.   This episode covers Richmond’s (dis) connection to Martin Lut...
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14.10.2013

Baseball in Richmond/ John O’Connor

In this special baseball episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast there are 3 guests, John O’ Connor, Betty Dementi, and Guy Kinman.  Topics include The Diamond, The Richmond Braves, The Flying Squirrels, Babe Ruth, Chipper Jones,...
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