Saving History Saturday: Vote For Preservation of Endangered Artifacts

Want to cast a vote and help museums get grant money for material preservation? Now through January 20, you can vote once daily in Virginia Association of Museums’ Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program. 

There are 10 artifacts in 10 museums waiting for funds to help conserve and preserve them, including these from the Antebellum and Civil War eras:

  • Ladies of Dinwiddie Album Quilt, circa 1850, Petersburg, VA
  • Manual of Religious Instruction, circa 1857
  • Coverlet Created by Enslaved Woman of Montgomery County, circa 1850
  • Weather Journal of Washington Stephenson, circa 1838-1867

The other 6 artifacts hail from other eras, and each item is photographed and posted with detailed information on the program’s webpage.

To learn more and cast votes, please visit:

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