Nineteenth Century Clock New to Point of Honor
Reporter: Mark Kelly l Videographer: Parker Slaybaugh
Lynchburg, VA - The director of the Lynchburg Museum says it's the finest artifact he's seen in Lynchburg in his 30 year career.
The Williams family from Lynchburg donated the grandfather clock to Point of Honor. It dates between 1815 and 1825 and was made in Lynchburg. The walnut, poplar and pine beauty even shows the phases of the moon on the dial.
In the nineteenth century, grandfather clocks were often the priciest piece of furniture in the home and generally only wealthy families owned one. Point of Honor is thrilled to have one given to them.
"What a generous gift this is that the family wanted this in public trust, where it can be shared with people. And I just thought what a generous spirit. It's a really rare thing," said Doug Harvey, Lynchburg Museum director.
You can see the clock for yourself at Point of Honor, which is open Monday-Saturday from 10 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. and Sunday from 12:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.