Virtual Program: Nora Houston – Artist & Activist
Learn about Nora Houston (1883-1942), Richmond artist, art teacher, and activist. Miss Houston, the niece of Major James Dooley, was a leading suffragette in Virginia and a founding member of The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. She was also a leading voice for racial reconciliation and children’s rights.
John Tucker, the President of The Nora Houston Foundation, speaks of Miss Houston’s life and work, as well as the work of the Foundation to preserve many of Miss Houston paintings. On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the Foundation will dedicate a grave marker at Miss Houston’s previously unmarked grave in Shockoe Hill Cemetery in Richmond. The event will take place at 7:00 pm and is open to the public. August 18th was chosen as the date for the dedication because it is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, expanding the right to vote to women.
The Nora Houston Foundation is pleased to work with The Parsons’ Cause Foundation and St. John’s Church Foundation in presenting this program. Thanks also go to The Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery and The Catholic Woman’s Club of Richmond (of which Miss Houston was the President from 1934 to 1936).
To view the program, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjGHZraD6A
The Board of Directors of
The Nora Houston Foundation, Inc.
Cordially invites you to
The Dedication and Blessing of Miss Houston’s
On the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of
The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
4th & Hospital Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
Remarks by the Honorable M. Hannah Lauck
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
The Main Entrance to the Cemetery is the East Gate on Hospital Street
Parking is Available along the Side of Any of the Streets inside the Cemetery
No RSVP Necessary
This Event is Open to the Public
Please Feel Free to Share this Invitation with Others
The Dedication and Blessing should conclude by approximately 7:30 p.m.
No Seating will be provided – Please Bring your Own if Needed
Direct Questions to John Tucker, President of the Foundation:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-837-4900
When I was a child growing up in Richmond, there was no art gallery or museum, no art in the colleges, and no art school, except the Richmond Art Club, founded by Adele Clark and her friend, Nora Houston.
Theresa Pollak, founder, VCUarts, 1973