The exhibit will occupy much of the Museum's gallery space and tie in with existing exhibits which already have river-related themes. Objects on display will include prehistoric tools, ceramics, tobacco-related items, art, and items recovered from sunken vessels that plied the river and canals. Some of the earliest bricks made in North America, fishhooks, Native American trade goods, food remains, and pottery are included from recent excavations in Jamestown fort. Pirates and floods are part of the story, as is the damage done by man to the river and efforts to restore water quality and native species.
The Museum is borrowing images and artifacts from Preservation Virginia/Jamestown Rediscovery, Colonial Williamsburg, regional artists, Library of Virginia, Lynchburg College, E.C. Glass Art Collection, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Maier Museum of Art, Archeological Society of Virginia, Mariner's Museum, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Virginia Canals and Navigations Society, Virginia Historical Society, and others. The exhibition is funded by the Bank of the James, City of Lynchburg, James River Arts and Cultural District, James River Association, discoverlynchburg, and the Lynchburg Museum System Foundation.
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