The mission of the Lynchburg Museum is to collect, interpret and preserve the history and material culture of Lynchburg and the surrounding area.
Point of Honor Mission
The mission of Point of Honor, Dr. George Cabell’s plantation home, is to engage and educate a diverse audience by collecting, preserving and interpreting Lynchburg’s history during the Era of Good Feeling, 1815 -1830.
In remembrance of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the beginning of America’s official involvement in World War II, the December First Friday theme highlights the role Lynchburg women played during the war.
The Museum will feature artifacts relating to the naval career of Elizabeth Otey who worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence, Red Cross Motor Services worker Mrs. Claude Thompson, and flight instructor Lucille Kent who trained an estimated two thousand Army and Navy pilots in Lynchburg during the war and countless others under the GI Bill. The photographs, personal papers, uniforms, medals, and flight suit will remain on view Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday noon-4pm.
Red Cross Motor Services: photo 1941-1945 in Lynchburg. The women transported soldiers to doctors, to bus and rail stations, and related places. The women were also trained to service the vehicles as in this photo.