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Silent Witness Event

Silent Witness Juneteenth Event

June 18, 2023 • Reception and Silent Auction 4pm-5pm • 5pm-7pm Dinner and Program • Virginian Hotel, Lynchburg, VA

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, Vice President of Collections and Public Engagment at Stratford Hall

MC Mark Spain, WSET News Anchor

Unveiling of Six Historical Markers and Website

Performances by Gloria Simon, Ron Shoultz and Monique Gafford

Silent Auction of Local Artwork

All proceeds benefit Silent Witnesses, a non-profit organization established by the Legacy Museum of African American History and the Lynchburg Museum System to document and share the history of enslavement in Lynchburg, Virginia.


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