Two new grants will enable the Legacy Museum to continue to extend its educational mission by expanding its floor-space and outdoor area, mounting a new exhibit, and producing an exhibit catalog.
A $30,000 grant from the Richard and Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust will allow Legacy to purchase the property at 415 Monroe Street, adjacent to the Museum. The building will add a new dimension to the museum. When it is renovated and equipped with a climate control system, it will be suitable for meetings, educational programs, and storage of artifacts.
A $3,580 grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust will pay for more than half the cost of producing a twenty-four page catalog for the current exhibit, “Mindin` our Own Business.” Carolyn Bell will edit the publication; guest curator Dianne Swann-Wright will write the text, and Nancy Marion of the Design Group will take the photographs and design the publication.
The Board of the Legacy Project is grateful for all these grants and especially for the continuing support of the VFH and the GLCT.