May 2nd 5-8pm
As part of “First Friday,” the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will be open free of charge on Friday, May 2nd from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In celebration of spring, the Museum will highlight 19th and 20th century wedding gowns and associated materials on First Friday.
Wedding items from the 1830s through the 1960s will be showcased. Objects include wedding gowns, gloves, shoes, invitations, and wedding planning guides. One gown to be shown was worn by Barbara Crowder at her wedding to Alexander Schwan, Jr. in 1956 at Centenary Methodist Church. Another gown was purchased at Miller & Rhoads in Richmond in 1944 and worn by Janet Thornhill for her wedding to Thomas Thornhill, Jr.
The gloves and ribbons worn by Elvira Daniel on her wedding day in 1836 at Point of Honor will also be on display. These items will remain on display through the weekend. The Museum is open Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday noon-4pm. Point of Honor is the 1815 Federal-era home of Dr. George Cabell. Operated by the Lynchburg Museum System, Point of Honor interprets Lynchburg life during the “Era of Good Feelings” from 1815-1830.
The Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House is open for First Fridays. Free admission from 5 pm to 8 pm on the first Friday of each month. The Art Trolley will drop you off and pick you up at our front door at 901 Court Street as it makes its way between art galleries, studios, and other places of interest in Downtown Lynchburg. There will be a featured topic for each First Friday and a staff member will be on hand to show artifacts that are not usually on exhibit and talk with visitors. FREE.
Point of Honor
Sunday Noon - 4 pm