Voices from the Garden is the first monument of its kind in the nation recognizing the full range of women’s achievements when a dozen life-sized statues of women find their place on the newly constructed plaza. The addition of these Virginians – representative of the state’s regions, its 400-year history, and the diversity of achievement, ethnicity and thought that has made the Commonwealth what it is today – will complete the story of Virginia told at Capitol Square, and celebrate the importance of women in that history.

The monument is on the Virginia Capitol Square grounds in Richmond, Virginia, on the west side Capitol Square.
Directions to Virginia's Capitol Grounds

In the News

Video IconHow the Virginia Women's Monument ensures Women's Voices are Heard

Newspaper IconRichmond Times-Dispatch: 'A monumental day': Seven statues unveiled at Virginia Women's Monument on Capitol Square

Newspaper IconRichmond Times-Dispatch: Editorial: Virginia Women's Monument honors all voices

Video IconRichmond Times-Dispatch: Link to view video of scenes from the dedication

Newspaper IconVirginia Gazette/Daily Press – Williamsburg, VA: At Virginia Women’s Monument dedication, a celebration of a more inclusive state history

Newspaper IconVirginia Lawyer's weekly: Women attorneys saluted as part of Virginia’s history

Newspaper IconRichmond Times Dispatch: Celebrate the 'Strong Voices' of women at luncheon event in March

Newspaper IconNews & Advance: Women with Lynchburg, Amherst ties featured on new Women's Monument in Richmond

Newspaper IconRichmond Times Dispatch: A Monument to the Women of Virginia

Newspaper IconRichmond Magazine: Virginia Women’s Monument Takes a Pre-curtain Bow

Newspaper IconStyle Weekly: Virginia Women's Monument Unveiled, Funding for Statues Still Needed

Video IconWWBT-TV 12: Virginia Women’s Monument one step closer to completion

Newspaper IconVirginia Gazette: Women's monument takes shape in Richmond

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Lead Gifts to the Campaign

Commonwealth of Virginia
The Cabell Foundation
American Evolution, 2019 Commemorative
TowneBank Foundation
Mimi Abel Smith
Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield
Dominion Foundation
Mary Morton Parsons Foundation
Petters Family Foundation
Reinsch Pierce Family Foundation, by Lola C. Reinsch
Bernadine Teague
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
Altria Group
Lissy Bryan
Collis Warner Foundation
Carole Weinstein
Marian E. English
Sue Gerdelman
The Scott Foundation