On May 16 at noon, join Bobby Ukrop and his coauthors for a moderated discussion entitled “The Diamond—Miracle on the Boulevard.”
Born out of crisis, the community-wide effort to build the region’s sparkling jewel, “The Diamond,” showed what could happen with regional cooperation, a public-private partnership, and grassroots support of the citizenry. The Diamond opened on April 17, 1985, having been built in the off-season. It was a miracle! How did it happen and what can we learn about vision and teamwork from this Miracle on the Boulevard? Bobby Ukrop, Randy Hallman, and Phil Stanton, coauthors of the book The Diamond—Miracle on the Boulevard, will engage in a group discussion, moderated by Jamie Bosket, President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society.