How you can help

Prints of the recently restored painting Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Me,  Nora Houston’s depiction of First Holy Communion at historic St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood, are available for a donation of $100 or more. The print measures 18 x 24 inches, with an image size of 15 x 21 inches.

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The Foundation also hopes to take steps toward restoring four other paintings that depict life in Jackson Ward in the early twentieth century. In collaboration with The Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, we hope to place a suitable maker at Houston’s unmarked grave.

Of course, the Foundation’s efforts to achieve these goals will only be successful with the assistance of interested supporters. We ask that you consider making a gift to the Foundation to aid in the restoration and display of these wonderful and historic paintings. Your tax-deductible gift in any amount is appreciated and is vital to preserving these works of art. Checks may be made to The Nora Houston Foundation, Inc., and mailed to P.O. Box 15033, Richmond, VA 23227-0433. Of course, if you wish your gift to go towards the restoration of a particular painting, please so indicate on your correspondence.

We are pleased to work with the Richmond Conservation Studio on the restoration of the paintings, and with Russell Bernabo on the restoration of the frames. The Richmond Conservation Studio is a well-regarded conservation laboratory in Richmond whose clients include the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Tryon Place in New Bern, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Washington and Lee University, and the Virginia Historical Society. Bernabo, a resident of Ashland, Virginia, is a long-time and well-known specialist in frame and object conservation.

For more information, please contact John Tucker, President, Nora Houston Foundation, Inc., at


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