Welcome to the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site multimedia page. Featured is a new 12-stop podcast tour of historic Jackson Ward, where Maggie Walker lived from 1905 to 1934. The tour is narrated by Richmond historian Elvatrice Belsches, introducing you to the people and institutions of a remarkable community that flourished during Mrs. Walker's lifetime and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Be sure also to download the map of the podcast tour before you head out on your trip.
To join us, just click the words "Historic Jackson Ward Podcast Tour" below; you can also subscribe to us through iTunes. Send your comments about the podcast to our webmaster; we would love to hear from you.
Historic Jackson Ward podcast tour Click the link to listen now. (28 mb)
Transcript of Historic Jackson Ward podcast (pdf)
Don't forget the podcast tour map! (pdf file)
Did You Know?
In 1864, Maggie Walker was born in the Richmond, Virginia home of Elizabeth Van Lew, a staunch abolitionist and famous spy for the North. Maggie’s mother Elizabeth worked for Van Lew as a housekeeper.