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    Visit the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House for FREE

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    901 Court Street
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    Mailing: P. O. Box 529 ~ Lynchburg, VA 24505
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    Lynchburg
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    Virginia
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    24504
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    434-455-6226
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    Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:00am

    Visit Point of Honor for FREE

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    FREE

     

     

     

     

     

    Point of Honor is not ADA accessible due to steep terrain,
    stone walkways, and the historic nature of this site.
    These characteristics might prove difficult
    for persons with physical limitations.

     
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    112 Cabell Street
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    Mailing: P. O. Box 529 ~ Lynchburg, VA 24505
    City: 
    Lynchburg
    State: 
    Virginia
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    24504
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    434-455-6226
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    434-847-1867
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    Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:00am

    The Newsletter of the Lynchburg Museum System

    2015

    Vol. 10 No. 1 Winter 2015


    2014

    Vol. 9, No. 2 Summer 2014

    End of the Canal: The Railroads Advance - Will Be Rescheduled Soon!
     

    By 1880, the James River and Kanawha Canal was at its end. Floods, war, steel rails, and steam engines all contributed to its demise. Envisioned by leaders such as George Washington, canals were seen as the superhighway across America that would link the eastern states to the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico. From 1840 to 1880, the canal was Lynchburg’s pathway to the world, but that world was about to change. 
     
    On Thursday, February 26th, former Museum Director Tom Ledford’s program will focus on how the railroads took over the canal right -of -way and changed the towpaths to rail beds.  Ledford was director of the Lynchburg Museum System from 1976 until 2005 and is a noted railroad and transportation historian. 
     
    The program is part of the Experience The James: Lynchburg’s Pathway to the World exhibit. A number of public programs are being held in conjunction with the exhibit on the history, ecology, archaeology, and art of the river that created the city. The exhibit will remain on display at the Lynchburg Museum through December 31, 2015. 
     
    The program will be in the Main Gallery of the Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court Street, at 3 pm. Museum Members are free and admission for all others is $10 per person. Refreshments will be served and the Museum will remain open after the talk for tours until 5 pm. 
     
    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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    Address 1: 
    901 Court Street
    Address 2: 
    Mailing: P. O. Box 529 ~ Lynchburg, VA 24505
    City: 
    Lynchburg
    State: 
    Virginia
    Zip/Postal: 
    24504
    Primary Phone: 
    434-455-6226
    Contact Phone: 
    (434) 455-6226
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    Steam Engine on Percival's Island
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    Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 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

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    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