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Thursday, July 11 at 12:00 PM: Designed by Richmond visionary Lewis Ginter, the Jefferson Hotel has been an icon in the community since 1895. From the alligators that roamed the elegant lobby to the speakeasy housed within during Prohibition, the hotel has a fascinating and unparalleled history. Playing host to cultural icons like Charles Lindbergh and F. Scott Fitzgerald and surviving the Great Depression and catastrophic fires, the hotel remains an important landmark throughout Richmond's history. Join Paul Herbert as he recounts stories of heiresses, actors, musicians, and celebrities who have stayed within its treasured walls. Part of the Banner Lecture Series. Admission $6 Adults/$5 Seniors /$4 Children & Students/Free to VHS members. Free parking available. At Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, 804-358-4901.
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