Yearly Archives: 2004

New Exhibit on Black Business Opened June 27

The Legacy Museum’s fifth major exhibit, “Mindin` Our Own Business: African American Business Enterprise in Central Virginia, 1820-1970,” opened to the public on Sunday, June 27.
The exhibition explores the written laws and local practices that impeded African Americans’ efforts to establish and run their own businesses, the stable market created by segregation, and the changes […]

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In Memory

Elizabeth Nash
1919-October 28, 2003
Mrs. Elizabeth Nash died October 28 after a brief illness.
Mrs. Nash received her college education from St. Paul College in Lawrenceville, VA, after attending Dunbar High School. She worked at the Lynchburg Hosiery Mill for many years and was later employed at Central Virginia training Center from which she retired.
Mrs. Nash volunteered […]

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Challenge Grant

In December 2002, the Legacy Museum was awarded a $100,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funds from the challenge grant will go into the Museum’s endowment fund, which is held by the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust. Income from the endowment will be used to pay a professional curator to research […]

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