Want to get inside the 1882 Pump House building that is closed to the public?
Better yet, how about we have a party there in the second level ballroom?
Me too, but there is a catch. The group called Friends of the James River Park is having their annual social event there, but you have to be a member in order to attend. It'll cost you $15 annual membership or $5 for students.
You can join via this site:
Here's what the Friends of the James River Park folks have to say about it:
"A beautiful night to meet and greet Richmond's River Lovers is planned at one of the city'spremiere historic sites. The Friends annual picnic will be held at the Pump House on Saturday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please bring a side dish and a portable chair; the Friends will provide beverages and chicken. Join us at this beautiful location but be aware there is quite a stairway to negotiate to enter the ballroom. Oh and remember, no alcoholic beverages are allowed in the Park."
Before you RSVP yes to this meet up, be sure you have completed your membership application.
Not only will you have a fun evening at what Ralph White describes as, "The most impressive and most beautiful piece of public architecture in Richmond", but you will also be contributing to the maintenance and preservation of the James River Park System where we all love to hike.
Note that by joining Friends of the James River Park you also have satisfied the criteria for RSVPing yes to the following meet up so how about do that now as well.