One of the great hidden treasures of the Wilderness Road Regional Museum are boxes and boxes of ledgers, books, old newspapers, and family documents stored under the eaves in the archival section of the museum. While they are in air-conditioned space, they are not in any special order nor are they being properly housed in archival boxes.
Dr. Tal Stanley and a group of students from Emory and Henry College, operating under a special grant, have started work to scan and digitize these items and then organize them in labeled archival boxes. This is a cooperative effort with Gene Hyde and the Radford University library that will culminate with these digital scans being made available, and free to the public, via the Radford University web site. NRHS will be properly credited for the ownership of these documents and retain all intellectual property.
In the next few years funds will need to be found to renovate the Old Jail to create space for these items along with the current archives.