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The Diamond—Miracle on the Boulevard by Bobby Ukrop

Wednesday, May 16, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children (18 & under) free Members Free (Join today) Adults $10
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On May 16 at noon, join Bobby Ukrop and his coauthors for a moderated discussion entitled “The Diamond—Miracle on the Boulevard.”

The Diamond--The Miracle on the BoulevardBorn 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.

Can't make it to the Banner Lecture? Watch it live on the Virginia Museum of History & Culture Facebook page starting at noon. Tell your friends to tune in and don't forget to say hello and tell us where you are watching from in the comments section during broadcast.

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