The Bragassa: Home of Lynchburg Historical Foundation

Painting by Pat Dougherty

Painting by Pat Dougherty


The Lynchburg Historical Foundation, Inc. was established on November 13, 1972, by the consolidation of the Lynchburg Historical Society (1934) and the Historic Lynchburg Foundation (1967), since both organizations had similar objectives.

The purposes for which the corporation was formed are:

  • To promote an understanding of history, architecture and
    culture through educational programs, exhibits, publications of
    historical materials and otherwise;
  • To undertake special projects which may include acquisition,
    restoration and preservation of sites, buildings, structures,
    documents and objects that are located in, related to, connected
    with or illustrative of the history and culture of Lynchburg
    Virginia and the surrounding area;
  • To encourage other organizations, corporations, and individuals
    to do likewise; to encourage, promote and develop partnerships
    through the Lynchburg Historical Foundation to benefit our
  • To take or receive gifts, devises, bequests of money or other
    property, real or personal, for any such purpose or purposes;
    and to have and exercise all powers incidental to or necessary
    and convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which
    the Foundation is formed.