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. 

Botetourt County Historical Society and Museum 

www.bothistsoc.org

Nancy Snider Sampler, 1830

Ann Layman, Vice-President ann.bell.layman@gmail.com

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This beautifully counted cross-stitch alphabet sampler is unusual in its use of the name of the County (Botetourt County) in which the person who worked it lived (Nancy Snider). Nancy Snider is believed to be the same Nancy Jane Snider who married William P. Brown in Botetourt County in 1848.