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Top 10 Press Clippings: 2016

Updated: October 11, 2016

1. Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts Accepting Nominations

* NBC 29 – Charlottesville, VA
* June 6, 2016 * http://www.nbc29.com/story/32153949/virginias-top-10-endangered-artifacts-accepting-nominations
* Focus: Nominations

2. Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts Accepting Nominations

* C’Ville News Online – Charlottesville, VA
* June 6, 2016 * http://www.cvillenewsonline.com/409980/virginias-top-10-endangered-artifacts-accepting-nominations/
* Focus: Nominations

3. Botetourt County Historical Society to hold a cloth sample survey July 16

* The Roanoke Times – Roanoke, VA
* July 11, 2016 * http://www.roanoke.com/townnews/database/botetourt-county-historical-society-to-hold-a-cloth-sample-survey/article_d9306e42-3fc8-11e6-baca-bfcafc88b788.html
* Focus: Nominations, Nancy Snider Sampler

4. Taubman Photographs and Negatives Among Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

* The Roanoke Star – Roanoke, VA
* July 26, 2016 * http://theroanokestar.com/2016/07/26/taubman-photographs-and-negatives-among-top-10-endangered-artifacts/
* Focus: Nominations, Macdowell-Eakins Archives Photographs and Negatives; c. 1880-1935, Taubman Museum of Art

5. Reynolds Homestead has a Top 10 endangered artifact

* Martinsville Bulletin – Martinsville, VA
* July 26, 2016 * http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/reynolds-homestead-has-a-top-endangered-artifact/article_d264ab6a-539f-11e6-a4eb-43ace474f6cc.html
* Focus: Nominations, Hardin Reynold’s business trunk, Reynolds Homestead

6. Staunton Artifact Nominated for Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

* NBC 29 - Charlottesville, VA
* July 27, 2016 * http://www.nbc29.com/story/32556177/staunton-artifact-nominee-for-most-endangered-artifacts-in-virginia
* Focus: Camera Heritage Museum, 1850s stereo daguerreotype

7. Three Peninsula artifacts make list of top 10 endangered pieces

* Daily Press – Newport News, VA
* July 29, 2016 * http://www.dailypress.com/features/dp-nws-endangered-artifacts-20160729-story.html
* Focus: gun carriages, USS Monitor, Mariners’ Museum, Fort Monroe, Casemate Museum, bugle

8. Three Civil War items listed in Virginia’s 20 top endangered artifacts

* The Washington Post – Washington, DC
* August 1, 2016 * https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/house-divided/wp/2016/08/01/three-civil-war-items-listed-in-virginias-20-top-endangered-artifacts/#comments
* Focus: Civil War, Robert E. Lee ‘s coat, vest and trousers, Washington & Lee University, Wilderness Road Regional Museum, genealogical paper collection detailing the lives of slaves, Mariners’ Museum, USS Monitor, gun carriages

9. You can vote for Robert E. Lee suit to be named one of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

* WDBJ7 – Roanoke, VA
* August 2, 2016 * http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/You-can-vote-for-Robert-E-Lee-suit-to-be-named-one-of-Virginias-Top-10-Endangered-Artifacts-388895562.html
* Focus: Robert E. Lee suit, Washington & Lee University

10. Lorton: Baggage Cart in ‘Top Ten Artifacts’ Competition

* Fairfax Connection – Areas of Burke, VA
* August 3, 2016 * http://www.fairfaxconnection.com/news/2016/aug/03/lorton-baggage-cart-top-ten-artifacts-competition/
* Focus: Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Southern Railway Baggage Cart

11. Artifact from Wilderness Road Museum in the running for this year's top 10 endangered list

* Roanoke Times – Roanoke, VA
* August 4, 2016 * http://www.roanoke.com/nrv/community/artifact-from-wilderness-road-museum-in-the-running-for-this/article_59af02b7-98de-5a31-9d6d-6f4bc886b20d.html
* Focus: Wilderness Road Museum, “Deep History” collection of several hundred documents related to the Virginia Slave Codes

12. Document linked to D-Day nominated for list of endangered Virginia artifacts

* WBDJ7 – Roanoke, VA
* August 9, 2016 * http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/DDay-Memorial-leaders-seek-votes-to-preserve-artifact-389657161.html
* Focus: National D-Day Memorial, Bob Slaughter's Order of the Day

13. Rare D-Day document needs to be preserved, voting underway

* WSLS10 – Roanoke, VA
* August 10, 2016 * http://wsls.com/2016/08/10/rare-d-day-document-needs-to-be-preserved-voting-underway/
* Focus: National D-Day Memorial, Bob Slaughter's Order of the Day

14. D-Day document that belonged to Bob Slaughter nominated for state recognition

* The Roanoke Times – Roanoke, VA
* August 10, 2016 * http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/bedford_county/d-day-document-that-belonged-to-bob-slaughter-nominated-for/article_bd8b8a0d-e1f6-528f-a347-1cfe64fc32bd.html
* Focus: National D-Day Memorial, Bob Slaughter's Order of the Day

15. Witness to history: Memorial nominates veteran’s ‘Order of the Day’ as endangered artifact

* The News & Advance – Lynchburg, VA
* August 10, 2016 * http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/witness-to-history-memorial-nominates-veteran-s-order-of-the/article_de71d3b2-fcdf-5ca3-886e-96df680de1dc.html
* Focus: National D-Day Memorial, Bob Slaughter's Order of the Day

16. D-Day Memorial nominates ‘Order of the Day’ from Eisenhower as most-endangered artifact

* SCNow – Florence, SC
* August 10, 2016 * http://www.scnow.com/bh_media_news_service/article_5cbad710-ba2f-5fcc-bc44-4255b1d1e80e.html
* Focus: National D-Day Memorial, Bob Slaughter's Order of the Day

 

17. Local D-Day veteran's Order of the Day nominated as Top 10 Endangered Artifact

* ABC 13 WSET – Lynchburg, Danville, Roanoke, VA
* August 16, 2016 * http://wset.com/news/local/local-d-day-veterans-order-of-the-day-nominated-as-top-10-endangered-artifact
* Focus: National D-Day Memorial, Bob Slaughter's Order of the Day

18. Museum’s Portrait Part Of Endangered Artifacts Competition

* The Winchester Star – Winchester, VA
* August 27, 2016 * http://www.winchesterstar.com/article/endangered_artifact
* Focus: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Portrait of Mary Wood Early

19. Newbern museum earns second place among state’s top 10 endangered artifacts

* The Patrtiot – Pulaski, VA
* September 9, 2016 * http://pcpatriot.com/?p=18991
* Focus: Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Deep History: Collection of Documents Related to Virginia Slave Codes, 1798-1890s

20. Wilderness Road Museum's 'endangered artifact' earns second place People's Choice vote

* The Roanoke Times – Roanoke, VA
* September 15, 2016 * http://www.roanoke.com/nrv/community/wilderness-road-museum-s-endangered-artifact-earns-second-place-people/article_a1ed8b81-4336-51a6-b6e6-b03059fe570c.html
* Focus: Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Deep History: Collection of Documents Related to Virginia Slave Codes, 1798-1890s

21. Roanoke’s History Museum 1858 Antebellum wedding dress endangered

* Roanoke Free Press – Roanoke, VA
* September 27, 2016 * http://www.roanokefreepress.com/roanokes-history-museum-1858-antebellum-wedding-dress-endangered/
* Focus: History Museum of Western Virginia, Antebellum Wedding dress, Honorees

22. National D-Day Memorial artifact makes Virginia list of top 10 endangered artifacts

* The News & Advance – Lynchburg, VA
* September 27, 2016 * http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/national-d-day-memorial-artifact-makes-virginia-list-of-top/article_187ee53a-67a7-5074-98e4-f90386ee89ee.html
* Focus: National D-Day Memorial, Bob Slaughter’s Order of the Day

23. 6 area museums honored with state award

* ABC 13 WSET – Lynchburg, Danville, Roanoke, VA
* September 27, 2016 * http://wset.com/news/local/6-area-museums-honored-with-state-award
* Focus: SWVA honorees, Taubman Museum of Art, the D-Day Memorial, the Botetourt County Historical Society and Museum, and the History Museum of Western Virginia

24. Newbern museum artifact makes Top 10 endangered list

* The Southwest Times – Southwest, VA
* September 30, 2016 * http://www.southwesttimes.com/2016/09/newbern-museum-artifact-makes-top-10-endangered-list/
* Focus: Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Deep History: Collection of Documents Related to Virginia Slave Codes, 1798-1890s

25. Map donated to MacArthur Memorial is one of Top 10 Endangered Artifacts of Virginia

* The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk, VA
* October 3, 2016 * http://pilotonline.com/news/local/map-donated-to-macarthur-memorial-is-one-of-top-endangered/article_066e4d9a-5c2f-5dbe-a20c-92b903f660af.html
* Focus: MacArthur Memorial, Map of the U.S.

26. Ashland lithograph finds place on state list

* Hanover Herald-Progress – Ashland, VA
* October 5, 2016 * http://www.herald-progress.com/ashland-lithograph-finds-place-on-state-list/
* Focus: Ashland Museum, lithograph

27. Roanoke Valley museum artifacts make top 10 endangered list

* The Roanoke Times – Roanoke, VA
* October 8, 2016 * http://www.roanoke.com/arts_and_entertainment/arts/roanoke-valley-museum-artifacts-make-top-endangered-list/article_dcb8a64d-a649-5b7d-a27b-23bd5e0bb23f.html
* Focus: D-Day Memorial, the Botetourt County Historical Society, Museum in Fincastle, History Museum of Western Virginia, Taubman Museum of Art

 

Past Nominees/Honorees

1. Mathews prepares to unveil restored coat owned by the only woman Confederate captain

* Daily Press – Newport News, VA
* July 18, 2016 * http://www.dailypress.com/news/gloucester-county/dp-nws-mid-sally-tompkins-coat-unveiling-20160718-story.html
* Focus: 2015 nominee, Sally Tompkins’ coat, Mathews County Historical Society

2. Captain Sally remembered

* Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal – Gloucester, VA
* July 27, 2016 * http://www.gazettejournal.net/index.php/news/news_article/captain_sally_remembered
* Focus: 2015 nominee, Sally Tompkins’ coat, Mathews County Historical Society

3. The Peggy takes part in Summertime Buyboat Tour

* Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal – Gloucester, VA
* August 10, 2016 http://www.gazettejournal.net/index.php/news/news_article/the_peggy_takes_part_in_summertime_buyboat_tour
* Focus: 2013 nominee, Peggy of New Point, Mathews Maritime Foundation

 

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