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Museum System

    The Newsletter of the Lynchburg Museum System

    2014

    Vol. 9, No. 2 Summer 2014

    Vol. 9, No.1 Winter 2014

    Join David Givens as he discusses Jamestown's fascinating archaeology!

    Jamestown Rediscovery’s Senior Archaeologist David Givens will provide insight into the fascinating finds in Jamestown Fort with the program: Surprises From the Soil: Twenty Years of Archaeological Research at Jamestown. For many years, historians believed that the site of the 1607 fort was under the waters of the James River.  In 1994, Archaeologist Bill Kelso discovered that much of the fort remained and over the last 20 years, a million plus artifacts have been discovered. 
     
    The fort represents the birthplace of English America but Indian attacks, typhoid fever, and starvation almost ended the colony on several occasions. See the fascinating finds that illuminate the lives of these early settlers, and in some cases, their deaths.
     
    Visitors are invited to tour the exhibit: Experience The James: Lynchburg’s Pathway to the World, which showcases the art, history, culture, natural resources, and historic photographs of “America’s Founding River.”  David Given’s program will start at 4 p.m. with refreshments following.

     
    Experience The James: Lynchburg’s Pathway to the World, showcases the art, history, culture, natural resources, and historic photographs of “America’s Founding River.” Please visit www.experiencethejames.com for more information.  The Lynchburg Museum System also operates the historic home, Point of Honor. Visit us at www.lynchburgmuseum.org, www.pointofhonor.org, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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    $10 for Non-Members

     

     

     

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    Aerial of Jamestown ca. 1614 Sidney E. King NPS
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    Date: 
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 3:00pm

    Leather bookmark accented with gold colored border and decoration. A pineapple, the symbol of hospitality, adorns the top of the bookmark with Point of Honor written below. Lynchburg, Virginia is at the bottom.

    Available Colors: Navy Blue, Red, and Black

    Price:

    A great gift for a child! A children's t-shirt and black bear stuffed animal. The t-shirts are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Each t-shirt says Point of Honor, Lynchburg, Va across the front. 

    Available Sizes: Extra Small (2-4), Small (6-8), Medium (10-12), and Large (14-16)

    In this book Frank Craddock vivifies a host of characters in short, daring portraits of wounded soldiers, a Sergeant, an ER nurse, grieving parents and others who were psychologically or physically affected by the carnage of the Iraqi War.   Paperback.

    Price: $10.00

    Item Code: BK045

    Frank Craddock was a former volunteer of the Lynchburg Museum. This is a book of poems about his recollections of growing up on Day Avenue in Roanoke, VA.  “Though I know it isn’t true it seems the sun never set on Day Avenue.” Paperback.

    Price: $12.95

    Item Code: BK044

    The apple is one of the most iconic fruits, traditionally picked on cool fall days and used in pies, crisps, and ciders. This book is an encyclopedia of all native varieties of North American Apples, from American Beauty to York. Color illustrations. Hardcover.

    Price: $29.95

    Item Code: BK043