Anne Spencer – A Poet in Her Garden


Anne Spencer in her garden

& her Poetry

The Anne Spencer – House & Garden Museum

1313 Pierce Street • Lynchburg, Virginia 24501


Purpose: To preserve and celebrate, through education and research, the literary, cultural, and social legacy of Anne Spencer, thus memorializing her contributions and those of the Spencer family, to the City of Lynchburg, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States of America.

Mission: To engage in a broad range of innovative and traditional educational enterprises that use the Spencer properties, collections, and archives to illustrate and document Anne Spencer’s philosophy, vision, and literary accomplishments.

Objectives: To deliver learner-centered programs and projects that stimulate creativity, promote historical awareness, and foster respect for the dignity of all people.

To encourage, support, and undertake scholarly research that expands, regionally and nationally, recognition and appreciation of the Spencer heritage.

To ensure the preservation, security and integrity of the Spencer structures, grounds, materials, and documents

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