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.
Lynchburg-area history comes to life in a new series of interactive maps produced by University of Lynchburg students and Historic Sandusky staff. The map project was launched Monday, the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Lynchburg in the Civil War. A map of that battle is a cornerstone of the project. On June 17, 1864, […]
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.
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.
Several Lynchburg College students are going beyond the history books to create a digital exhibition that will preserve documents for Historic Sandusky. The collection includes letters and diaries from a local Civil War-era family that have never been studied before. “You always hear about the battles and the big-name generals, but to read the letters and diaries of regular people who were actually there, and to see photographs that connect a face to their words, really makes it come alive.”