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VAM Announces the 2015 Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Tuesday, September 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Widener

Richmond, VA - The Virginia Association of Museums ( is proud to announce the 2015 honorees of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts, a program designed to create awareness around the conservation and preservation of artifacts in the care of collecting institutions such as museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives throughout Virginia and in the District of Columbia.
Below is the list of the Top 10 Honorees and their artifact names and locations. In addition is the People's Choice Honoree that received the most votes during the program's online public voting competition. Images are available upon request.

Jury Drum (Lottery Wheel), 1835
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA

Needlepoint Sampler / Griffith Family Register, 1844
Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
Onancock, VA

POW Journal of James Risque Hutter, 1863/1865 
Historic Sandusky Foundation
Lynchburg, VA

Manuscript Map of Richmond by Richard Young, 1817
Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA

Odd Fellow's Ceremonial Cloth, 1850-1900
Loudoun Museum 
Leesburg, VA

Occoquan Iron Works Collection, 1755 
Occoquan Historical Society, Mill House Museum
Occoquan, VA

Confederate Jacket of Capt. Cary F. Grimes, 1861
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, Portsmouth Museums 
Portsmouth, VA 

Roanoke County Sheriff's Office Photo Archive, 1937-1942
Salem Museum and Historical Society
Salem, VA 

Chesapeake Bay Steamer Potomac's Pilothouse, 1813-1938
Steamboat Era Museum 
Irvington, VA 

Hance Store Ledger, 1815
Wilderness Road Regional Museum, New River Historical Society 
Newbern, VA 

People's Choice Honoree (with a total of 11,820 votes)

Portrait of Reverend Nathan Cook Brackett (1836-1910)
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Winchester, VA

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