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    Lynchburg Museum Foundation Announces Point of Honor Education Center Project

    Point of Honor has seen a dramatic increase in visitors in recent years in field trips for students, tourism and special events. Over 13,300 people visited in FY 2017, up from 9,200 in FY 2016.  Events such as Day at the Point and the Easter Egg Hunt attract over 2,500 each. Educational programs now serve five full grade levels (nearly 4,000 students) of the Lynchburg City Schools, in addition to private and regional schools and home schoolers. There is also increasing demand for meetings, weddings and community events that the current facilities cannot support. None of the three buildings on the property meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.  

    To accommodate this growth, the Lynchburg Museum Foundation is funding the Point of Honor Education Center with a 1,700 sq. ft. addition to the Carriage House.  The Education Center will add a large meeting space, catering kitchen and pantry and additional restrooms. A new elevator will connect the Gift Shop to the expanded second floor and an at-grade pathway will link the Center to parking on Norwood Street. With these enhancements, the Education Center and the Carriage House will be ADA compliant for the first time.  

    Foundation Board Chairman Charlotte Fischer noted, “The Board and Museum staff have been working on the concept for several years and have gotten approvals from involved groups including the City, the Garden Club of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  We are committed to adding the Education Center to better serve visitors to Point of Honor and especially to enhance the educational programs we provide to so many local and regional students.”  

    The cost estimate for the addition is approximately $750,000, which includes construction, site work, a new pathway and a contingency budget. With architectural fees, landscaping, and miscellaneous expenses, the Foundation is seeking to raise a minimum of $1 million. Any unused funds will be used to support Point of Honor.  

    Contributions may be sent to the Lynchburg Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 529, Lynchburg, VA 24505, or contact staff at (434) 455-6226 for more information.  The Foundation supports the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts to the project are tax deductible as prescribed by the IRS.  

    Read more at The Campaign for the Point of Honor Education Center.  

    For more information about the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor visit www.lynchburgmuseum.org, www.pointofhonor.org, Facebook/LynchburgMuseum,  LburgMuse on Twitter, or LburgMuse on Instagram.