Mosaic Handmade Tile Work by Amaza Lee Meredith Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum, Inc. Lynchburg, VA


Virginia's Oldest Batteau Archeological Society of Virginia Charles City, VA


General Store Ledger- 1798 Danville Historical Society Danville, VA


D-Day Landing Map George C. Marshall Foundation Lexington, VA


Liberia House Civil War Graffiti Manassas Museum System Manassas, VA


Portrait Miniature of Thomas Boyle Campbell (1796–1858) Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Winchester, VA


John Schenk's New Testament Bible carried with him on Omaha Beach 6 June 1944, 1940s National D-Day Memorial Bedford, VA


Skeleton Tank Ordnance Training and Heritage Center Fort Lee, VA


Chief Paul Miles’ Regalia Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center King William, VA


War of 1812 Cavalry Helmet - Rockbridge Dragoons Rockbridge Historical Society Lexington, VA


People’s Choice Honoree: 4,103 Votes Preston Papers Salem Museum and Historical Society Salem, VA

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts is a program of the Virginia Association of Museums. Over the past seven years, VAM has successfully promoted awareness of collections care and the efforts of museums, libraries, archives, and historic sites across the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia to care for their cultural and historical treasures, which is an expensive and time-consuming effort. In fact, over a 150 organizations have benefited from participating and the spotlight that the program has provided has generated extensive publicity, new supporters and volunteers, and access to funding to conserve and preserve their artifacts.


Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts is a project of the Virginia Association of Museums and was originally funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant. Due to its success, the program has been replicated in other states and recognized as one of the most successful outcomes of the Connecting to Collections grant program.