Collections Storage, Luray, Virginia, 1944, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, October 28, 1944. Wartime storage of the United States National Museum (USNM) collections Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park. Photo shows storage containers covered with a tarp. The USNM collections were transferred to a storage facility in Luray, Virginia for safekeeping during World War II..