September 5th 5-8pm
As part of “First Friday,” the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will be open free of charge on Friday, September 5th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This month the Museum will feature artifacts highlighting the history of the Lynchburg Fire Department. Organized professionally in 1883, after a deadly fire on Main Street claimed the lives of five volunteer firemen, the Lynchburg Fire Department is one of the city’s oldest public service institutions.
On September 5th visitors will have the rare opportunity to see objects that have never been on display before. Items on display will include a nickel plated water can, a Sam Eastman nozzle, and a 1925 strainer. Also on display will be a first generation defibrillator from the late 1970s and an Aero fog machine from 1980. The artifacts will remain on display throughout the weekend. The Museum is open Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday noon-4pm.
On Friday evening only, a 1943 Seagrave pump truck will be on display in front of the Museum at the top of Monument Terrace.
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.
Explorations At Jamestown:
Surprises From the Soil Program,
Saturday, September 13, 4 P.M. at
The Lynchburg Museum
Jamestown Rediscovery’s Senior Archaeologist David Givens will provide insight into the fascinating finds in Jamestown Fort with the program: Surprises From the Soil: Twenty Years of Archaeological Research at Jamestown. For many years, historians believed that the site of the 1607 fort was under the waters of the James River. In 1994, Archaeologist Bill Kelso discovered that much of the fort remained and over the last 20 years, a million plus artifacts have been discovered.
The fort represents the birthplace of English America but Indian attacks, typhoid fever, and starvation almost ended the colony on several occasions. See the fascinating finds that illuminate the lives of these early settlers, and in some cases, their deaths.
Visitors are invited to tour the exhibit: Experience The James: Lynchburg’s Pathway to the World, which showcases the art, history, culture, natural resources, and historic photographs of “America’s Founding River.” David Given’s program will start at 4 p.m. with refreshments following. Please visit www.experiencethejames.com for more information.
This program is one of many being offered by the Lynchburg Museum and exhibit partners through December 2015. The Museum is located at 901 Court Street; programs at the Museum are free to members and $10 for non-members. The Lynchburg Museum System also operates the historic home, Point of Honor. Visit us on Facebook, or on Twitter at LburgMuse.
James River Lecture
$10 for non-members
Day at the Point
Point of Honor
Sunday Noon - 4 pm