It Was My Privilege & My Duty:
Lynchburg in WWI
From January 13, 2017 to June 4, 2018, Lynchburg in World War I explored what Lynchburg was like 100 years ago when America entered WWI and the military roles of the 2,800 Lynchburg men and women who served. The impact of the war at home is also covered along with the flu epidemic of 1918, which claimed more Lynchburg residents than the war. Artifacts include uniforms, patriotic posters, weapons, medals, nurse and Red Cross memorabilia, and much more. Visitors can also learn how the city acquired the nickname of “Lunchburg” during those years.