Projects & Presentations

The Life and Times of William Lanson: Black Freeman in 19th Century New Haven

The Life and Times of William Lanson: Black Freeman in 19th Century New Haven

A conversation with scholars, historians, librarians, teachers, and citizens… View

Virtual Seminar by Site Projects, Inc. · April 25, 2021 ·

William Lanson: The Story of Glory and Tragedy in 19th Century New Haven

William Lanson: The Story of Glory and Tragedy in 19th Century New Haven

Site Projects, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut · 2021 ·

A Love Letter to Little Free Libraries in Lynchburg

A Love Letter to Little Free Libraries in Lynchburg

Dear Reader, The Little Free Library movement began in 2009 in Hudson, Wisconsin and quickly spread across the United States and beyond.[1] Here in Lynchburg, I began noticing the growth of Little Free Libraries, especially this year, when coronavirus prevented in-person visits to libraries, archives, and museums which for me, are like second homes… View

December 2020 ·

Expanding the Traditional Cultural Narrative in House Museums: When the Beatles Became Part of the National Trust Legacy

Expanding the Traditional Cultural Narrative in House Museums: When the Beatles Became Part of the National Trust Legacy

This presentation is an assessment of the field of historic houses, and the ways in which the inclusion of the Beatles childhood homes in Liverpool changed the longstanding and traditional narrative of historic house preservation in the United Kingdom… View

"It was Fifty Years Ago Today," Nova University Lisbon, Portugal · June 2020 / Canceled due to COVID-19 ·

Roman Catholicism in the Hill City: A Digital Exhibit

Roman Catholicism in the Hill City: A Digital Exhibit

The closing of Holy Cross Regional School at the end of the academic year in June 2020 marks the end of an era in Lynchburg… View

Digital Exhibit @Lynchburg Museum · April 2020 onward ·

We the Women: Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

We the Women: Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

The year 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.  Our museum-based exhibit project is a first look at the unexpected and compelling history of the women’s suffrage movement in Lynchburg, Virginia… View

Lynchburg Museum @Old Court House · March 2020-January 2021 ·

Green Book Locations in Lynchburg, Virginia: Safety, Hospitality, and Service for African American Travelers during Jim Crow

Green Book Locations in Lynchburg, Virginia: Safety, Hospitality, and Service for African American Travelers during Jim Crow

“There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published. That is when we as a race will have equal opportunities and privileges in the United States… View

Lynchburg Museum @Old Court House · February 7-March 1, 2020 ·

Five Forks [Confederate] Battle Flag: A Community Perspective

Five Forks [Confederate] Battle Flag: A Community Perspective

In January 2020, the Lynchburg Museum created an exhibit around a Confederate battle flag recently conserved and in the collection of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond.  The potential flag display is a controversial issue for many people in our community and well beyond… View

Lynchburg Museum @ Old Court House · January 2020 ·

A Point in History: Following the Food from Hearth to Table with the Chronicles of Adam

A Point in History: Following the Food from Hearth to Table with the Chronicles of Adam

For the first time in the interpretive programming of the historic house Point of Honor, an evening tour will be offered to the public created from the perspective of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the antebellum plantation… View

Lynchburg Museum @Point of Honor · November 1-2, 2019 ·

Paul Wayland Bartlett’s Lafayette on Horseback and World War I

Paul Wayland Bartlett’s Lafayette on Horseback and World War I

In October of 2017, dignitaries and the public assembled in Versailles, France to witness the rededication of two monumental bronze sculptures: one of Pershing and one of Lafayette, which had been commissioned, but never completed, in the aftermath of World War I… View

Cultural and Historic Preservation Conference: Preservation and Memory, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI · October 2019 ·