History & Culture

The history and culture of the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site emcompasses a wide variety of people, places, stories and ideas. Each of these areas became part of Maggie L. Walker's life as she became a leading civil rights activist, fraternal leader and enterprising entrepreneur in Richmond, Virginia. Explore the people, places and stories that made Maggie L. Walker who she was.
 
Independent Order of St. Luke Matrons outside St. Luke Hall

People

The matrons of the Independent Order of St. Luke are just some of the people who helped Maggie L. Walker during her lifetime

The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank building, a 3 story brick building in the mid-1920's

Places

The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank is just one of the places that tells the success of Maggie L. Walker

The front page of the St. Luke Herald from December 30th, 1922

Stories

The establishment and use of the St. Luke Herald is just one of the stories of Maggie L. Walker's life

two pages of a diary, from Maggie L. Walker's 1926 diary

Research

Explore artifacts, documents and more about Maggie L. Walker and the historic site.

Last updated: May 27, 2021

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