New exhibit at Lynchburg’s Main Library showcasing city’s African American history

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR)—The Lynchburg Public Library and the Lynchburg Museum System have partnered together for a special Black History Month exhibit displaying at the Main Library beginning Monday, Feb. 5.

The exhibit will highlight Lynchburg’s African American community from the past to the present. It will focus on everyday life, featuring photographs and artifacts of local residents. Visitors will have the chance to flip through special binders to get a closer look at the displays.

The exhibit will remain on display in the Main Library’s Adult Services Department during regular hours through Saturday, Feb. 24.

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“By showcasing Black history in Lynchburg, we hope to enrich our community’s understanding of contributions made by African Americans to our city’s history,” said Angelica Walker, Public Engagement Coordinator for the Lynchburg Museum System.

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the public is cordially invited to a reception celebrating the exhibit’s opening at the Adult Services Department. Representatives from the Lynchburg Museum and the Lynchburg Public Library will give a brief presentation about the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on this exhibit, visit the Lynchburg Public Library’s website.

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