There are multiple species of tobacco, which is in the same botanical family as eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, and chili peppers. Nicotinia rustica and Nicotiana tabacum were domesticated in the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and migrated north with the help of Native American farmers. Tobacco is not native to Virginia, but it was being grown in North America by […]
Sandusky is a federal style home built in 1808 by Charles Johnston. Today, the home is open as a historic house museum and is currently under ongoing restoration to the 1864 period when the home was used as Union Headquarters by General David Hunter. Historic Sandusky is operated by the Historic Sandusky foundation in partnership […]
The Old City Cemetery, established in 1806, is one of the oldest public cemeteries in the United States still in use today. Mayors and other prominent civic leaders, along with the city’s indigent and “strangers,” are among the estimated 18,000 people buried here. Two thirds of those interred here are of African descent, both enslaved […]
The Craddock Terry Shoe Company was founded in 1888 by John W. Craddock. With facilities throughout Central Virginia and in Ohio and Missouri, and an office in the Empire State building, Craddock Terry Shoe Co. began a legacy in Lynchburg, VA, and grew into the 5th largest shoe company in the world. The original site […]
Looking for something to get you out of the house, your kids learning and everyone getting exercise? Lynchburg Historical Foundation will mail you the Guide to the Historic Districts of Lynchburg, VA and/or the Historic Markers of Lynchburg. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Lynchburg’s rich history and architectural legacy. This is a […]
A brief look at one of the defining and unique features of the architectural history of Lynchburg. In June of 1969, the Virginia Greenstone Corporation shuttered its doors and thus ended the quarrying and use of this unique and beautiful building material. Although forms of greenstone are found in other locations, none with characteristics and […]
Find upcoming events in Lynchburg. Use our event calendar created by the Lynchburg Historical Foundation to stay in the know. Check back often as we update our events list frequently.
On Saturday, November 30th Mr. and Mrs. Claus. returned to the Historic Miller Claytor House to help us kick off the holiday season and read The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever by Steve Kroll. They were joined by an energetic cadre of children, who each received a signed copy of the book. A special thanks to […]
Historic Miller-Claytor House, Lynchburg’s only remaining 18th Century home, will soon be COOL!! Thanks to the Andrew Horsley Easley and Anne Owen Easley Charitable Trust for their generous grant and along with 2 other members we will soon be installing air conditioning at Historic Miller-Claytor. We received approval from the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) and […]
In August 2019, restoration will begin on the facade of this historic treasure, The Bragassa Toy Store, home of the Lynchburg Historical Foundation. Thanks to support from the Sackett-Graves Fund, The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, LHF Members and our Community.