Yearly Archives: 2009

Legacy Museum Exhibits

On September 24, the Legacy Museum received a Congressional Certificate in recognition of its current exhibit, Much in Demand: 200 Years of Central Virginia African Americans in the Military. The Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust presented the award during its 2009 fall convention. Among the honorees was Lynchburg native Sam Mosley, who earned a Purple Heart and […]

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Legacy Museum Events

On June 21, Juneteenth was celebrated on the hill at Fourth and Monroe Streets in Lynchburg. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The celebration of Juneteenth […]

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Patriotic Day and the opening of the new exhibit at the Legacy Museum,Much in Demand: 200 Years of Central Virginia African American Military Service will be celebrated on June 20, 2009 at the Legacy Musuem. The Juneteenth Coalition is seeking volunteers and performers, as well as crafts and educational vendors to participate in this year’s […]

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