Participant Info

First Name
Meredith Henne
Last Name
Virginia Humanities Fellow, Independent Historian
Website URL
Early 19th century Virginia, 19th and 20th century Christianity and practice, women's history, 20th century garden clubs, women-led conservation and environmentalism
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Personal Info

About Me
Recent Publications

The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster (LSU Press, 2012)

“Garden Clubs Plant Seeds of Change,” Library of Virginia Uncommonwealth Blog

“Richmond’s Rib-Rattling Roadways,” Regency Society of Virginia blog

Talks & Media Appearances

“The Richmond Theater Fire,” Banner Lecture, Virginia Museum of History and Culture 

“Disaster in the Early Republic,” Virginia Regency Society 

The Christmas Fire, “I Have a Story,” CBS 6

“The Full Story: Black Garden Club and Horticultural History,” Hermitage Museum and Garden 


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Environment, Material Culture, Public History, Religion, Women