On November 10, our 7th and 8th grade class took a field trip to the Lynchburg Museum. It is located in the old Court House. There, they learned about local history of the city of Lynchburg and the surrounding Central Virginia area. Our students each had paper and pen to take notes as they walked through the museum.
We saw photos of local history with detailed descriptions that line the walls of the Court House. In the Main Court Room, the Gallery’s timeline begins in 1607 with the founding of Jamestown, and it continues to tell the local history through 2007 by highlighting important aspects of Lynchburg’s history throughout the years. There are special items featured on the main stage in this gallery, and that stage is backdropped by a reproduction wallpaper of an early artwork of Lynchburg by Edward Beyer.
The Lynchburg Museum also features the Lynchburg Life gallery. That gallery highlights aspects of growing up in Lynchburg from education to sports and entertainment. This gallery includes a rotating display of textiles, as well as the “Made in Lynchburg” case that displays products that have been made by Lynchburg companies both in the past and the present.
To learn more about the Lynchburg Museum, click here.