Schedule of Events
All Day Activities
11 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Historic Home Tours: Join rangers on a guided tour of Maggie L. Walker historic home.
Washday: Maggie Walker spent her childhood helping her mother wash laundry for a living. Learn about the dirty and difficult task that shaped Maggie's young life and try your hand at scrubbing clothes on a washboard.
Junior Ranger Program:Become a junior ranger! Kids can earn badges or patches by completing activities in a work book.
"Save a Penny, Save the Earth":Maggie Walker opened a bank to help people "turn nickels into dollars." Using recycled bottles, visitors can make their own banks to take home to save their pennies.
"Lifting as We Climb: Maggie L. Walker's Workforce":An artifact and photographic display about the people who helped make the Independent Order of St. Luke a success.
"Black Business Development in Richmond": Learn about the black-owned business within Richmond from this exhibit presented by the University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship lab.
Hungry?: The Mocha Temple No. 7 will be hosting a fish fry at the Mocha Temple Lot, across from Maggie L. Walker NHS.
11 A.M. "Meet Maggie Walker" Courtyard
Join Maggie Walker, portrayed by Jil Wilson, to kick off the festivities of Civil War & Emancipation Day.
12 P.M. "In Her Own Words: Speeches of Maggie Lena Walker" Theater
Gather in the site's theater to listen as Jil Wilson recites some of Maggie Walker's most powerful speeches.
12:30 P.M. Tredegar Brass Band Courtyard
Stomp your feet and clap your hands as you listen to melodies from Mrs. Walker's time.
1:30 P.M. The Independent Order of St. Luke Theater
Maggie Walker devoted her life to the Independent Order of St. Luke. In this 30 minute presentation, learn about the goals and mission of the Order during Mrs. Walker's time and after.
2 P.M. "The St. Luke Emporium: A Toehold on Broad Street" Theater
Join the site's curator as he uses historical images to tell the story of the St. Luke Emporium.
2:30 P.M. Jackson Ward Walking Tour Courtyard
Join a park guide for a 35 minute walking tour of Jackson Ward. Learn how the ward got its' name and how 2nd Street became nationally known as "Black Wall Street."