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.