On Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 18, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 800 Cabell Street (in the Fellowship Hall), the Lynchburg Museum cordially invites the public to assist with a new project – documenting the untold history of Daniel’s Hill and illustrating life in the neighborhood as experienced by all of its residents. Come learn more about this project and the unique history of the neighborhood. The event is free.
Bring your old photos, memorabilia and memories of Daniel’s Hill residents, places and activities. Museum staff can scan or photograph items and provide free digital copies for you to share with friends and family. Get professional advice on how to store old pictures, photo albums and other heirlooms.
Daniel’s Hill was named for the family of Judge William Daniel, Sr., who inherited much of the present-day neighborhood’s land in 1830. The hill is bounded by the James River, Blackwater Creek and Rivermont Avenue. Steep terrain and Blackwater Creek were obstacles to development, and the hill remained outside the City limits until 1870 despite its close proximity to downtown. A historic district of over 100 acres was created in 1977 to preserve the hill’s architectural treasures. Point of Honor was opened as a museum the same year.
For more information about the project, contact Emily Kubota, Lynchburg Museum System at (434) 455-3914.