Piedmont Pride Gallery

Even prior to Lynchburg’s founding in 1786, the people of the Central Virginia fought to defend this land against the British. Highlighted in the Piedmont Pride Gallery are the stories of men and women from Lynchburg who served in the military through the years. This gallery tells the tale of the city’s role in the Civil War as a key rail junction, hospital center, and supply base.  

Mess kit used by E. J. Oles in France 1917-1918. The kit displays a map of france

Mess kit used by E. J. Oles in France 1917-1918. The kit displays a map of france