Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Maggie L Walker National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site partnered with the Richmond Ballet to use performing arts to tell Mrs. Walker’s inspiring story. Read more
In July 2012, 14 Richmond-area high school students participated in the Maggie L. Walker Youth Summer Leadership Institute. Through discussions, lectures, and field trips, the students examined traits of effective leadership. They discussed how to become leaders in their own community, and in the process earned community service hours as NPS volunteers. Read more
Did You Know?
The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank issued 625 mortgages to black families in its first years of operation, remarkable for a time when it was extremely difficult for African Americans to receive mortgages from other banks.