Projects & Presentations

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 ·

A Crash Course in World War I in New Haven and Hamden

A Crash Course in World War I in New Haven and Hamden

Hamden Town Hall · October 2019 ·

Interpretation Intervention: Crafting History and a Place of Honor for Mary Brice at Point of Honor

Interpretation Intervention: Crafting History and a Place of Honor for Mary Brice at Point of Honor

This ongoing project seeks to re-assess the curatorial and programmatic presentation of content at Point of Honor, an antebellum house located in a predominantly African American neighborhood overlooking downtown Lynchburg, Virginia… View

Lynchburg Museum @Point of Honor · 2019--ongoing ·

The Panther and the Bulldog: The Visual and Material Culture of Solidarity in New Haven, Connecticut

The Panther and the Bulldog: The Visual and Material Culture of Solidarity in New Haven, Connecticut

In a small historic New England city, filled with public art, monuments and memorials of every kind and the home of an elite academic institution, Yale University, one important story has been left out of the public memory-making process: that of the role of the Black Panther Party in New Haven and the events surrounding… View

The Radical Sixties, Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity, University of Brighton · June 2019 ·

Celebrating CETA: A Look Back at New Haven’s Community Mural Program

Celebrating CETA: A Look Back at New Haven’s Community Mural Program

In early 2017, New Haven’s “Q” House on Dixwell Avenue was imploded to make way for a brand-new community center. In that long-abandoned Modernist building were at least two murals painted almost forty years ago… View

Ives Gallery, New Haven Free Public Library New Haven, Connecticut · July through September 2019 ·

The Outsiders: Makers and Creatives Working with History Outside the Museum

The Outsiders: Makers and Creatives Working with History Outside the Museum

Our makers and creatives include Colin Caplan, a New Haven architect with a penchant for New Haven pizza who has authored multiple books on local New Haven history… View

New England Museum Association Centennial Conference: Museums on the Move, Stamford, Connecticut · November 2018 ·