A local artifact has been named to 2011 Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts list.
The program is designed to raise awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts in museums, libraries, and archives in the commonwealth.
Here’s the other on the list:
Booker T. Washington National Monument (Photographs with cellulose nitrate negatives), Roanoke
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum (Railroad Semaphore), Fairfax
Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont (Wrought Iron Staircase Railing), Fredericksburg
Hermitage Museum & Gardens (Korean 18th century Sakyamuni Triad Silk Tapestry), Norfolk
Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. (Wood Trunk Covered in Deerskin, circa 1800), Manassas
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia (Yolngu Bark Painting), Charlottesville
Preservation Virginia (John Marshall’s Supreme Court Judicial Robes), Richmond
Virginia National Guard Historical Society (1846 Mexican War National Flag), Blackstone