IN PROGRESS NOW!
HISTORIC MARKER PROJECT
The City of Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department is extending its award-winning trail network, turning the former railroad trestle over Langhorne Road into a pedestrian bridge. This area where Ivy and Blackwater Creeks merge has historic stories to tell; the creation of Lynchburg’s first railroad in the 1850s and Civil War combat in 1864 during the Battle of Lynchburg.
Douglas Harvey Museum Services is pleased to be creating historic markers that will highlight these stories and exciting future plans for the trail system.
STAFFORD COUNTY MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER
Stafford County, VA
Stafford County has a treasury of historic sites and natural beauty with stories of Pocahontas, John Smith, war and rebirth, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, George Mason, and early flight.
“It has been a privilege to assist the Stafford County Museum Foundation with Phase I planning for the future museum and cultural center!”
– Doug Harvey
AGE OF STEAM ROUNDHOUSE
The Age of Steam Roundhouse was created as a private collection by the late Jerry Jacobson in Sugarcreek, Ohio, this is an exceptional collection of steam locomotives and other railroad treasures. Doug Harvey’s team assisted them with masterplanning preparations as they moved to a public museum with tours. The Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio is now open for public tours.
CONFEDERATE FLAG PROPOSAL
The Lynchburg Museum was approached by a local group about displaying a Confederate battle flag with a possible Lynchburg connection. With the display of Confederate symbols a highly volatile topic, the Museum asked Douglas Harvey Museum Services for research to determine the history of the flag, strategies to avoid community conflict, and concepts for potential exhibition.
LYNCHBURG MUSEUM &
POINT OF HONOR
Douglas Harvey has a long history with Lynchburg, Virignia. He taught History and English at Dunbar Middle School, earned a degree in historic preservation and interned at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. During his time in Lynchburg, Harvey coordinated the reopening of the Lynchburg Museum in 2008 which had been closed for several years. Also under Harvey’s leadership, a number of new educational initiatives were instituted and Lynchburg City Schools became a partner with the Museum System. According to the City of Lynchburg, visitation for the Museum and Point of Honor grew during his tenure from approximately 8,000 visitors a year to almost 25,000.
GREATER RICHMOND AREA PROJECTS
Douglas Harvey has been instrumental in several museum projects around the Greater Richmond area. He was a part of the team to establish and upgrade the American Civil War Center, Museum & White House of the Confederacy, Pamplin Historical Park, and other locations.
The Manassas Museum System is the cornerstone of the City’s tourism effort with a mission to instill pride and promote civic engagement, use the lessons of the past to educate, connect and grow the community, and to create a unique and enjoyable visitor experience that contributes to making Manassas an extraordinary destination. Doug Harvey helped vision, fund, and open a new Manassas Museum and four other historic sites during his time there. Since then, the museum has increased exhibit spaces to include new interactive displays and educational offerings for all ages that explore the city’s rich history from Native Americans to the present day in permanent and changing galleries.