Virginia Association of Museums

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts 2013

List of 2013 Honorees

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2013 Nominated Artifacts - Final Public Voting Leader Board

422       Edgar Allan Poe Museum (Richmond, VA) - Illustrations for "The Raven" by Artist James Carling, 1884 *

2,317    Historical Society of Western Virginia (Roanoke, VA) - Water Works Map of Roanoke; Lithograph 1888 *

1,084    MacArthur Memorial (Norfolk, VA) - World War II Filipino and U.S. Guerrilla Unit Flag, circa 1940s *

38,567  Mathews Maritime Foundation (Mathews, VA) - “Peggy” of New Point, VA, Deadrise Boat; 1925

428       Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center (Christiansburg, VA) - Rice D. Montague Account Book, circa 1860s *

860       National D-Day Memorial (Bedford, VA) - 299th Combat Engineer Battalion Flag Flown at Assault on Utah Beach D-Day, 1944 *

2,361   Oatlands Historic House and Gardens (Leesburg, VA) - Tortoise Sundial owned by William and Edith Corcoran Eustis, circa 1900s

222       Portsmouth Community Library & Black History Museum (Portsmouth, VA) - Scrapbook of Portsmouth’s First African American Librarian, mid 20th century  *

1,23      Radford University Art Museum (Radford, VA) - Sky Castles Sculpture by Artist Dorothy Gillespie, 1999

1,836    Salem Museum & Historical Society (Salem, VA) - Ship’s Flag Flown During the Invasion of Normandy on WWII troop transport USAT George W. Goethals, June 1944

1,046    St. John’s Church Foundation (Richmond, VA) - Reverend Robert Rose Monument, 1751 *

1,829    The Old Jail Museum/Fauquier Historical Society (Warrenton, VA) - Watercolor Painting of Warrenton During Civil War; Union Occupation November 14, 1862 *

5.636   Tudor Place Historic House and Garden (Washington, D.C.) - Wedding Trunk from Martha Washington: A Gift to Her Granddaughter, 1795 *     

2,15      Virginia Historical Society (Richmond, VA) - Céloron Plate, Lead Plaque Marking French Territory in Colonial Virginia; 1749 

63,894   William King Museum (Abingdon, VA) -  "Untitled" Painting by Appalachian Folk Artist Minnie Ma Scyphers, circa 1970s 
* and People's Choice Honoree

57,976   Wilton House Museum (Richmond, VA) - Pair of 19th century Wedding Shoes Worn by President James Madison’s Sister, Sally Catlett Madison, 1803


* Denotes 2013 Top 10 Endangered Artifacts Honoree

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