Lynchburg Museum celebrating Grand Reopening on Friday, highlighting ‘We the Women’ exhibit

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — If you want to spend some time doing something fun, free, and educational, the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House downtown will celebrate its Grand Reopening on Friday.

According to the Lynchburg Museum System, the Grand Reopening will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 901 Court Street with free admission.

Not only will Upper Crust Food Trucks be on-hand for lunch, but there will be scavenger hunts — with prizes — and a chance to win a larger prize pack of Lynchburg Museum, City of Lynchburg, and Point of Honor goodies!

In addition to helping visitors learn more about Lynchburg’s history, museum staff members will help visitors and residents explore all there is to see and do in the City of Lynchburg and surrounding region.

The grand reopening also allows people to check out 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.

The first part of the exhibit not only introduces the women’s suffrage movement in America, but it highlights the work of the two leading suffragists in Lynchburg, mother and daughter Elizabeth Langhorne Lewis and Elizabeth Otey. In addition, the exhibit also tells the story of African American activists who fought for suffrage and fought against Jim Crow simultaneously.

“We the Women: Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment, Part I – The Battle for Ratification” originally opened in March 2020, but it will be on display through December 2022.

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