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The Legacy Museum of African American History displays exhibits on African American heritage. We are dedicated to collecting, preserving and storing historical artifacts, documents and memorabilia relating to significant contributions of the African American Community in Lynchburg and its environs.

Please note, in preparation of our new exhibit, The Legacy Museum will be closed until August 15, 2015!  

You may view our complete history and mission on our About page. We post regular news for visitors to keep updated with all that goes on with Legacy Museum.

Mark your calendars and save the date! Our new exhibit, “The Rhythms of Yesterday and Today: A History of African American Music in Lynchburg, Virginia and surrounding Areas” opens Saturday afternoon, August 15, 2015.

This exhibit, curated by Rachel Deddens, features the stories of many of the musicians and DJs you went to school with, bands you danced to, and choirs you heard in church. The display of photographs, musical instruments, band uniforms, record, radios and more is sure to evoke fond memories. Please plan to attend and bring friends and family.


Also, please join us, Saturday, August 8th for the 5th Street Stone and Soul Celebration. This festival benefits both the Legacy Museum of African American History and the Old Dominion Elks Lodge #181.

 Purchase your early bird tickets here:

Being a non-profit, Legacy Museum is supported by donations through generous visitors such as you. We appreciate your generosity no matter the contribution size!

Thank you very much for stopping by our website; we look forward to seeing you soon!


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