The free black population of Lynchburg ranged from 5% to 11% of the total population of the city during 1810 to 1860. They were successful barbers, seamstresses, carpenters, and more. How did they survive and thrive despite the challenges of a legal system that held them back? Ted Delaney, Lynchburg Museum Director & Chief Public History Officer, and co-author of Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865, will explore this period of history and how African Americans of this time overcame adversity in many forms. Reservations required.
All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.
Please contact us for more information about the Old City Cemetery or any of these events.
SEASONS IN THE CEMETERY
Peak of Bloom for Antique Roses: Last two weeks of May
Peak of Bloom for Lotus Pond: July and August
Peak of Fall Foliage: Last two weeks of October
Peak of Bird Population: First week of June
Peak of Butterfly Population: August