Making history isn’t just about the big political decisions or Wikipedia biographies. Often, the largest differences in people’s lives occur here at home. That’s one of the driving ideas behind the Valentine’s Richmond History Makers, which marks its 10th anniversary on Oct. 21 — just days before the Valentine's galleries reopen to the public on Saturday after an $8.6 million renovation that began a year ago.
Through public nominations taken from May 1 to June 30, the History Makers event recognizes individuals and groups who’ve made unheralded contributions to the city and region. So far, 45 individuals and organizations have been honored.
This year’s honorees (shown above) are: Dorothy S. Gallimore of the Coal Pit Learning Center; Richmond Cycling Corps; Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS); Clovia Lawrence, founder of the voter education and registration group Rolling for Freedom; and community volunteer Robert (Bob) S. Argabright II. Reservations are $40 per person, and walk-ups are accepted beginning at 5:30 p.m. 649-0711 or thevalentine.org.