On November 2, as part of “First Friday,” the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will be open free of charge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Museum is on the free Trolley that loops between participating attractions. Noted Civil War collector, Rusty Hicks and Museum Director, Doug Harvey will be on hand to identify and discuss Civil War items. Hicks is bringing notable items from his own collection including rare photographs, and the Museum will show items not currently on public display including pieces that children can experience hands-on.
The public is invited to bring in items that they want to know more about: books, documents, excavated items, textiles, etc. “Museums are not allowed to provide monetary appraisals, but we can help people understand more about what they have and refer them to specialists if they desire. If you own a live artillery shell, a photograph of it will do nicely” stated Harvey.
An American Turning Point: Surviving War continues to be on display through November 18. The exhibition from the Virginia Historical Society explores the war-time experiences of Virginians and contains audiovisual programs and interactive media. On January 12, 2013 the second phase of the exhibit opens with An American Turning Point: Waging War which ends May 5. Waging War deals with military leaders, inventions and innovations, and the many battles that took place across Virginia.