Superabundance: The Legacy of Laura Lu Copenhaver
On view through September 13, 2020
William King Museum of Art – Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries
Abingdon, Virginia

Nominated as a Virginia Woman in History in 2007 by the Virginia Library, Laura Lu Copenhaver is an example of industrious ingenuity. From working with the Virginia Farm Bureau to founding Rosemont Industries, Laura Copenhaver and her legacy bolstered the economy of Southwest Virginia for almost 100 years. This exhibition honors her accomplishments by highlighting the furniture and textiles of Rosemont Industries as well as Laura Copenhaver’s other extraordinary achievements.

This exhibition will open shortly after the dedication of Voices from the Garden, the Virginia Women’s Monument in Richmond. This monument, honoring over 200 women from Virginia’s 400-year history, will feature twelve life-sized bronze statues of women who have made significant contributions to the history of Virginia. Laura Lu Copenhaver was chosen as one of these women.

Image courtesy William King Museum of Art