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Beginning in February, the Lynchburg Museum will introduce Lasting Impressions: Black Portraiture in Lynchburg from 1850 to the Present, a new pop-up exhibit featuring portraits of Lynchburg’s African American citizens over the decades. Chronicling the evolution of trends and attitudes in representation, this exhibit explores image-making between the 19th and 21st centuries. The exhibit will explore several artists and their preferred mediums, including portraits from Lynchburg photographer James T. Smith, as well as paintings by Christina Davis, Ann van de Graaf, and Jon Roark.

Please join us for our opening event on First Friday, February 2, 2024 from 5pm to 8pm, at the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House (901 Court Street). This exhibit will remain on display until April 1, 2024. Admission is always free. See for open days and hours. 

The Lynchburg Museum System is also excited to collaborate with the Lynchburg Public Library on an exhibit highlighting local African American history and contributions. This exhibit will be up at the Main Branch of the Lynchburg Public Library until February 25, 2024. Please check their website ( for more information and open hours. 
About the Lynchburg Museum System
The Lynchburg Museum System manages the official history museums and archives of the City of Lynchburg. Its mission is to collect, interpret, preserve, and share the history and culture of Lynchburg, Virginia, and the surrounding area. The Museum System is a division of the City’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism, working in partnership with the non-profit Lynchburg Museum Foundation.
The Museum System is responsible for operating two museums: the Lynchburg Museum in the Old Court House at the top of Monument Terrace and Point of Honor, the former plantation site on Daniel’s Hill. These museums preserve nearly 100,000 artifacts and share the diverse stories of three centuries of local history with residents, tourists, and students of all ages. 
For more information about the Lynchburg Museum System, please call (434) 455-6226 or visit,, or Find us on Facebook, X, and Instagram (@LburgMuse).