Voices from the Garden

November 4th, 2019

Seven women, seven bronze statues, four centuries of Virginia history


Womens_Monument Richmond Image

The Virginia Women’s Monument was officially unveiled Oct. 14 to honor a diversity of achievements and contributions by women in the commonwealth. Seven statues have been completed, with five more to be added as they are funded and completed. The initial statues are of:

  • Cockacoeske, a Pamunkey chieftain
  • Anne Burras Laydon, a Jamestown colonist
  • Mary Draper Ingles, frontierswoman
  • Elizabeth Keckly, seamstress and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Laura S. Copenhaver, entrepreneur from Southside Virginia
  • Virginia E. Randolph, educator
  • Adèle Clark, suffragist and artist

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