Posted by Linda Carducci
on Feb 08, 2016
Our Guest Speakers on February 11, 2016
Learn about Loudoun Museum
Liz Whiting, President, Loudoun Museum Board of Trustees
Alana Blumenthal, Curator/Collections Manager and Director of Administration, Loudoun Museum
Ms. Blumenthal will address the breadth and depth of the Loudoun Museum’s collections and research library, highlighting how artifacts help tell the stories of Loudoun County and its inhabitants. (e.g., slave rebellion-Virginia law requiring freed slaves to leave within 12 months-Lucas-Heaton letters: the emancipation and American Colonization Society. Leesburg dog money-printed in the window between secession and joining the Confederacy. USS Alabama breastplate-Billy Mitchell and the invention of modern naval air power.) Ms. Blumenthal will also review Loudoun Museum programs (1st Fridays, scouts) and recent initiatives (off-site exhibits, website capabilities).
Loudoun Museum memberships and the Museum’s “Lure of Loudoun” history book will be available for sale.