Shockoe Hill Cemetery, opened in 1822, provides touchstones for many stories. Alongside the famous and the heroic are the citizens of Richmond who came here after meeting their actuarial appointments. At Shockoe, individual biography is woven into the greater history of the city, state and nation. After years of ambivalent care, the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery is endeavoring to renew the landmark, part of the National Register of Historic Places, and remind the world at large of its importance. In the videos below, senior writer Harry Kollatz Jr. provides an overview of the cemetery and Friends of Shockoe Hill president Doug Welsh offers a brief tour of the Keeper's House and the special features of its safe.