Lynchburg Museum celebrates grand reopening with new exhibit

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(Image courtesy of the Lynchburg Museum).

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Last Friday, the Lynchburg Museum celebrated its grand reopening.

The museum, located at 901 Court Street, is welcoming visitors back to learn more about the history of the Hill City.

The museum’s grand reopening allows visitors to take in the Museum’s newest exhibit, We the Women: Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment, Part I – The Battle for Ratification.

The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote.

Part I of the exhibit introduces the women’s suffrage movement in America and highlights the work of Lynchburg’s two leading suffragists, mother and daughter Elizabeth Langhorne Lewis and Elizabeth Otey.

The exhibit will be on display through December of 2022.

“We are excited to welcome people back to our museum which has been closed solidly since March 2020. Visitors will find friendly staff ready to welcome them to the City of Lynchburg, refreshed spaces and new technology interpreting Lynchburg’s fascinating history throughout the building.”

Ted Delaney, Lynchburg Museaum’s Director

The museum is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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