After the Caverns, we stopped by a few of the other exhibits that were available. The Luray Valley Museum was small but I thought it was really interesting. So many museums have replicas to add to their exhibits, but the really fascinating things are the actual items. While this museum was small, all of their items were actually from the 1800s, that were found around the local area. They had found a trunk with clothes and belonging that are all now on display for the public to enjoy. Seeing personal belongings is like seeing a bit of someone's soul. These were the things they choose, the things they touched, and the things they cherished.
I never knew that birth certificates were so decorated in the 1800s. They had a whole display case of birth certificates that were highly decorative. I wasn't expecting something that is now so plain and official, to once be so beautiful.