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!
To commemorate the work of Maggie L. Walker in the 1930s to help establish the first African American Girl Scout Troop south of the Mason-Dixon Line, the National Park Service and the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia are partnering to introduce Maggie Walker’s inspiring story to young women throughout central Virginia. Read more
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?
While Mrs. Walker is known as the first African American woman to found and be president of a bank, much of her work was in the early 20th Century Civil Rights Movement with her friends Booker T. Washington, Mary Church Terrell, and Mary McLeod Bethune.