Lynchburg museum asking for help documenting history of Daniel's Hill

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)-- The Lynchburg Museum is asking for help documenting untold stories of one of the city's historic neighborhoods.

Daniel's Hill was named a historic district in 1977. The city runs the Point of Honor museum in that area, but they do not know as much about the fabric that makes up the actual neighborhood.

The museum is asking people to share pictures and stories with them during Daniel's Hill History Days.

"The people who are adults now remember their childhoods in Daniel's Hill. They all talk about a really close-knit neighborhood," said Emily Kubota, a curator for the museum. "And I want to hear more stories about their childhoods, what they did for fun in the area, how they look back on the geography and the structures there and how that affected them growing up."

The history days will be held Sat., August 17 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 18 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Both events are free and will be held at Mount Carmel Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall.

According to a press release from the museum system, people can bring old photos, memorabilia and memories of Daniel’s Hill. Staff can scan or photograph items and provide free digital copies for you to share with friends and family.

Kubota said the end goal is to gather all of the stories and pictures into a book or some other type of publication.

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