Get to know the podcast
Little the did the subjects of our podcast know that they were shaping the future of their city. In some cases, they were shaping the future of the nation. The Little Did They Know podcast explores the little known stories of people from Lynchburg, Virginia’s, past.
“Little Did They Know” is 100-percent produced in Lynchburg, Virginia, by a team of creative, curious folks who love Lynchburg and its history. Each podcast episode will show you the steps that the subjects took on fateful days—from devastating fires to standing their ground during pivotal moments in history. Little Did They Know will weave together real people, places and stories from Lynchburg’s history. Stories are based on actual residents who have been researched and portrayed by actors in the popular Candlelight Tours at Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery. Each podcast narrative is closely connected with at least three physical places in Lynchburg: the featured characters’ residences, workplaces (or sites of significant events in their lives), and gravesites.
The series is funded by a grant from the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, in partnership with the City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Tourism and the Lynchburg Museum System. American Evolution, the 2019 Commemoration in the Commonwealth of Virginia, marks the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, the recruitment of English women in significant numbers, the first official English Thanksgiving in North America, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Virginia Colony.
Special thanks to 434 Marketing, the Old City Cemetery and Southern Memorial Association, writer Suzanne Ramsey, historian Dr. Kelley Deetz and narrator Lynda Gentry. Historical reenactments are adapted from scripts written by Dawn Fields Wise and Matthew Kellen Burgos for the Old City Cemetery Candlelight Tours. More thanks to the Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg Public Library, and the Knight-Capron Library at the University of Lynchburg.
Plan you visit to Lynchburg at www.lynchburgvirginia.org.