Monumental Conversations

An Historical Augmented Reality Tour

Monument Ave & Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA, USA

Launching Fall 2021

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Take the tour.

Learn about Monument Avenue and Arthur Ashe's Boulevard's past, present and future in this fascinating, 1.2 mile, audio-visual, walking tour made with and for Richmond Public Schools using the magic of augmented reality.
  • easy to use
  • use your own mobile phone
  • visualize history in augmented reality
  • community stories, voices and art
  • student designed AR monuments 
 

Welcome to the conversation!

Monumental Conversations is a historical augmented reality (AR) tour to foster clear-headed, fact-based conversation about our shared past, present and future in Richmond and beyond.  Made with and for Richmond Public Schools in partnership with the community, the tour centers under-told stories of Black resistance and resilience. 
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News and Announcements

Check out our local news and launch event coverage!
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Advance the conversation

Envision the future. Monumental Conversations is a non-profit, community initiative to advance the conversation on the future of Monumental Avenue and how we work together to eradicate systemic inequity in Richmond and beyond. The augmented reality tour provides student and public education along with on-going, project-based, digital art, music, storytelling and tech showcase opportunities for students, local artists, musicians, and the community. The initiative is supported through donations, partnerships and  sponsorships.  Get in touch to learn how you can support and participate in the initiative.
AR monuments designed by Richmond Public School students in the REAL Richmond History Course

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Thank you!

Monumental Conversations is not possible without the on-going support of the many volunteers, partners and sponsors who share their time, talent, treasure and passion for education and equity.   

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