Museum noticed

Amazement Square, a downtown Lynchburg institution, was nominated for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, awarded annually to five museums and five libraries across the United States. The children’s museum is one of 33 finalists, competing against more than 17,000 museums across the country for the nomination, according …

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Preserving history is a critical need

The Doughboy — Lynchburg Museum system director Dough Harvey held the bayonet that broke off the statue in downtown Lynchburg. Office of Promotional Publications

The Doughboy leans against his rock wall at the bottom of Monument Terrace, downtown Lynchburg. The butt of his rifle rests between his feet, the barrel held casually in one hand. For weeks, he reclines against the wall, waiting for help. Crafted in 1926, the Doughboy serves as a monument …

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