Experience The James:
Lynchburg’s Pathway to the World

Occupying two levels of the Museum, Experience The James covers the historical, cultural, and environmental significance of the James River from its headwaters in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. Special emphasis is given to the James River’s role in the founding of Lynchburg.

Partnering with several local organizations including, Lynchburg Parks & Recreation, Lynchburg Water Resources, James River Association, Lynch’s Landing, Amazement Square, and Virginal Canals & Navigations Society the exhibit runs through December 31, 2015 and features artifacts borrowed from Virginia Historical Society, Mariners Museum, Maier Museum at Randolph College, Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, local artists, and many other institutions.

Funded by Bank of the James, Lynchburg Museum Foundation, James River Association, James River Art and Cultural District grant, City of Lynchburg, and discoverlynchburg, the exhibit also includes a series of lectures and workshops which can be found on the Museum’s calendar.