Jury Drum (Lottery Wheel) Clerk of the Circuit Court, Loudoun County Leesburg, VA


Needlepoint Sampler / Griffith Family Register, 1844 Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society Onancock, VA


James Risque Hutter's POW Journal, 1864/65 Historic Sandusky Foundation Lynchburg, VA


Odd Fellow's Ceremonial Cloth Loudoun Museum Leesburg, VA


Occoquan Iron Works Artifacts, circa 1755 Mill House Museum / Occoquan Historical Society Occoquan, VA


Cary F. Grimes Confederate Jacket Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum / Portsmouth Museums Portsmouth, VA


Roanoke County Sheriff's Office Photo Archive Salem Historical Society / Salem Museum Salem, VA


Chesapeake Bay Steamer Potomac's Pilothouse Steamboat Era Museum Irvington, VA


Richard Young 1817 Manuscript Map of Richmond The Library of Virginia Richmond, VA


Hance Store Ledger Wilderness Road Regional Museum Newbern, VA


People's Choice Honoree Total Votes: 11,820 Portrait of Reverend Nathan Cook Brackett (1836-1910) Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Winchester, 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.