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Lynchburg Museum Reopens to the Public (Visitor Services Now Located at Lynchburg Museum)
On Friday, July 16, the Lynchburg Museum, located at 901 Court Street, celebrated its grand reopening. Visitors to the City of Lynchburg can now start their visit at the Lynchburg Museum, where, in addition to learning more about Lynchburg’s history, friendly staff will assist them, as well as residents, with exploring all there is to see and do in Lynchburg and the surrounding region.
The grand reopening also allows everyone to take in the Museum’s newest exhibit, We the Women: Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment, Part I - The Battle for Ratification. The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote. Part I of the exhibit introduces the women’s suffrage (or voting rights) movement in America and highlights the work of Lynchburg’s two leading suffragists, mother and daughter Elizabeth Langhorne Lewis and Elizabeth Otey. It also tells the story of African American activists who simultaneously fought for suffrage and against Jim Crow. Originally opened in March 2020, the exhibit will be on display through December 2022.
“We are excited to welcome people back to our museum which has been closed solidly since March 2020,” said Ted Delaney, Museum Director. “Visitors will find friendly staff ready to welcome them to the City of Lynchburg, refreshed spaces and new technology interpreting Lynchburg's fascinating history throughout the building.”
|Lynchburg Museum & Visitor Services
901 Court Street
Museum System: (434) 455-6226
| Current Hours of Operation:
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
About the Lynchburg Museum System
The Lynchburg Museum System manages the official history museums and archives of the City of Lynchburg. Its mission is to collect, interpret, preserve, and share the history and culture of Lynchburg, Virginia, and the surrounding area. The Museum System is a division of the City’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, working in partnership with the non-profit Lynchburg Museum Foundation.
The Museum System is responsible for operating two museums: the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House and Point of Honor, the historic site on Daniel’s Hill. These museums preserve over 40,000 artifacts and share the diverse stories of three centuries of local history with residents, tourists, and students of all ages.
About the Office of Economic Development & Tourism
The Office of Economic Development & Tourism is the City of Lynchburg’s economic development and tourism agency. With a focus on developing people and place, staff leads business retention, expansion and attraction efforts, entrepreneurship and tourism initiatives, and business marketing and promotion for the city. Learn more at www.opportunitylynchburg.com and www.lynchburgvirginia.org.