Damascus still hopes to hold Trail Days Festival

Despite a COVID-19-related warning to stay off the Appalachian Trail, some leaders in this “Town of Many Trails” are still hoping to hold an annual three-day festival this spring. Trail Days Chairwoman Susan Coleman told the Bristol Herald Courier the town is still planning to hold the event in May. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s advisory […]

Old City Cemetery’s “Angel Statue” wins online voting competition

              Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery “Angel Statue”  is getting a $1000 award for conservation, thanks to the people of Lynchburg and Virginia.  The statue – which dates back to 1909 and marks the grave of a 2-year-old boy —  received the most votes in the Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts online public voting competition.  Denise […]

DDay Memorial WWII Poster of Joe Louis among the nominees for Virginia’s “Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.”

Cast your vote to preserve a unique piece of World War II history. A rare propaganda poster featuring legendary boxer Joe Louis in the National D-Day Memorial collection is one of Virginia’s “Top 10 Endangered Artifacts.” Your votes will help the Memorial secure a $1,000 artifact preservation award. Vote online daily at https://vamuseums-org.wishpond.com/virginia-s-top-10-endangered-artifacts-2020/entries/193780290/referenceThis year for […]