The Virginia Museum of Natural History is located in Martinsville, and we live just outside the city. Martinsville once was a strong economic hub for the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a large manufacturing base focused primarily on textiles and furniture. Then, due to various reasons some economic some political, much of that manufacturing was shifted to overseas locations, leaving the Martinsville area somewhat depressed. It’s slowly getting better, but one attraction of the area that has grown quickly is the new Museum of Natural History located in the city. Besides its obvious educational purpose, it’s a great building on which to focus a camera. Here’s two examples I made recently.