1. Under the Greenwood (1881) by George Inness; 2. Vanitas Flower Still Life (circa 1656-1657) by Willem van Aelst; 3. A Tough Story (1886) by John George Brown; 4. “Fiercely the red sun descending/Burned his way along the heavens” (1875-1876) by Thomas Moran; 5. Capricco: The Rialto Bridge and the Church of S. Giorgio Maggiore (circa 1750) by Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
These places are the stewards of some very special items: Doc Watson’s first recording, the desk Virginia Woolf used to redefine the novel, and Elisha Mitchell’s pocket watch are just some of the cherished pieces that teach us about our state’s history and the people who preserve it.