The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College announces its newest exhibit, Travelers’ Trinkets: Souvenirs of Virginia.
This unique exhibit focuses on the history of souvenir collecting, the various types of souvenirs, and how souvenirs have evolved throughout the years to the most popular form today—the “selfie.” Only focusing on the souvenirs of Virginia, this exhibit is the first of its kind in the Old Dominion and features collectibles ranging from refrigerator magnets, gorgeous ruby stained glass, Dale Earnhardt trading cards, to human hair. Funded by a generous grant from Virginia Humanities, the exhibit will run until December 2020.
The Blue Ridge Institute galleries are open year round and no reservations are necessary. The gallery exhibitions are self-guided. Spring, fall, and winter hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed on Sunday. Summer hours (early May to mid-August) are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
Visit the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum’s website to learn more. Learn more about Virginia Humanities here.