Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Thank you for voting & helping to save Virginia's most endangered artifacts!

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year's Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts campaign! Your vote helped ten deserving museums from across the Commonwealth of Virginia receive much needed conservation funding. Below is a list of the final awards and the vote totals of the online crowd-sourced voting campaign for 2018.
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Learn about past nominees and honorees.


Friendship Firehouse Museum - $4,000
1858 Prettyman Hose Carriage
Alexandria, VA – Northern Virginia
2,680 Votes

Virginia Living Museum - $3,000
Mastodon Fossils Collection
Newport News, VA – Coastal Virginia/Hampton Roads
2,556 Votes


Fairfield Foundation - $2,000
Images of African American Life in Mid-20th Century Gloucester County: Photos and Mementos from the Freedom B. Goode Collection
Gloucester County, VA – Chesapeake Bay
794 Votes

Red Hill-Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation - $2,000
1823 Plat of Red Hill
Campbell County VA – Central Virginia
1,948 Votes


Amherst County Museum & Historical Society
Wooden Leg of Edwin Spotswood Ware, SGT, COI, 19th Virginia Infantry
Amherst County, VA – Central Virginia
601 Votes

James Monroe Museum
Pair of Umbrellas Presented to James Monroe and the Marquis de Lafayette
Fredericksburg, VA – Northern Virginia
87 Votes

Mosby Heritage Area Association
Maurice Rector WWI Souvenir Pillow
Fauquier County, VA – Northern Virginia
198 Votes

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Stump Map by Folk Artist Robert L. Cross
Winchester, VA – Shenandoah Valley
800 Votes

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
Rome Daniel’s Accordion, 1890’s
Big Stone Gap, VA – Heart of Appalachia
736 Votes

Town of Wytheville Museums/Wythe County Historical Society
1803 Fraktur, German Style Hand Painted Birth Certificate
Wythe County, VA – Blue Ridge Highlands
258 Votes