UVA Special Collections Exhibit Commemorates Charlottesville History
Items representing hundreds of years of Charlottesville history are now on display at the University of Virginia. Curators say the exhibit represents the best and worst of the city's past.
As part of Celebrate!250, the exhibit at the UVA Special Collections Library that has artifacts dating back to the city's founding.
The exhibit starts with the 1762 founding of Charlottesville. It goes through the American Revolution, the creation of UVA, and all the way up to the 20th century. Some of the highlights include Queen Charlotte's coronation Bible, the first map of Charlottesville and the rope used to hang a former mayor.
Edward Gaynor of the UVA Special Collections Library said, "We wanted to pull out some things that speak to Charlottesville's history and to let people in the community know what kind of historical resources are available at UVA."
A reception to celebrate the collection will be held in the lobby of the library next Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit is available during the library's regular hours from now until the end of the year.
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