University of Lynchburg students started a new archaeological dig at Historic Sandusky Saturday. The students worked along with archaeologists from Hurt & Proffitt, an engineering firm with a lab at Sandusky, and history professors. With the new dig, they are looking for the lost smokehouse that once served the historic home but was demolished long ago.
By Bryan Gentry To see use the interactive history maps at Historic Sandusky, visit historicsandusky.org/lynchburg-history-map. On Lynchburg’s bloodiest days in the Civil War, Confederate soldiers marched uphill from the downtown area to drive back invading Union troops. On the second day of the Battle of Lynchburg in June 1864, the troops fought in and around […]
Lynchburg-area history comes to life in a new series of interactive maps produced by University of Lynchburg students and Historic Sandusky staff.
In an archaeology lab at Historic Sandusky, Eric Taylor ’19 sifts through a brown paper bag filled with relics from the past. He brushes them gently with a toothbrush to remove the caked dirt and reveal the artifact under the grime. “My favorite thing to do is wash the artifacts so they become recognizable,” he […]
Earlier this month, Dr. Clifton Potter ’62 wrote a letter to mark an important anniversary. “On September 3, 1958, I walked onto the Lynchburg College campus, suitcase in hand, to begin the adventure that would change my life,” he wrote in the letter, which he handed to Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, president. “On this special […]
World-renowned anthropologist Dr. William Bass will return to the University of Lynchburg to give a talk about gravesite excavations on Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
A group of students is working on an exhibit for The American Civil War Museum in Appomattox, Virginia. The exhibit, “Local Stories, National Struggle,” focuses on individual stories of people — black and white, male and female, soldier and civilian — who were in and around Appomattox on April 9, 1865, the day the Confederates surrendered and the nation officially reunited after the Civil War. It opens in April.
Jasmine Heath ’18 MEd is scanning documents at Anne Spencer House, an historic home in Lynchburg’s Pierce Street Renaissance Historic District. Her “office” is a second-floor sunroom that overlooks the garden. Her “coworker,” currently hiding under a cabinet, is a black-and-white cat called G.H., short for Gregory Hayes. Heath is surrounded a sea of papers and ephemera belonging to the Spencer family, who lived in the red-shingled house for much of the 1900s and created legacies in literature, civil rights, and aviation.
A C-SPAN crew visited the City of Lynchburg in January and spent several days filming sites and interviewing people about local historic and literary culture. While in town, C-SPAN also visited Lynchburg College classrooms, talked with history professor Dr. Brian Crim, and interviewed Greg Starbuck ’14 MA of Historic Sandusky.
A C-SPAN Cities Tour crew is spending the week in Lynchburg, and Lynchburg College will come up in a couple of segments that will air the weekend of February 17-18. Meanwhile, one C-SPAN producer took time to speak with students from several classes about life in the television journalism industry and how to use C-SPAN video libraries for research.