Virginia Historical Society Opens Year-Long Civil War Exhibit
Among their list of facts about the Civil War (1861-1865), the Virginia Historical Society cites 2,154 military engagements in Virginia, that 60% of the Civil War battles were fought here, but the year-long, 3,000-square-foot exhibit that just opened at VHS, “An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia,” focuses more on the stories of people affected by the war than on the fighting itself. Stories about Richmonders – soldiers at the battlefront and their families on the homefront. Still, the “military engagements” aren’t ignored. The exhibit includes interactive maps that landscape origins of Union and Confederate regiments that fought in Virginia and the impact of 36 of those battles on the Nation. We'll keep you posted on the details as we visit the exhibit soon!
The exhibit is now open, through December 30, 2011.
The VHS is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-Sa, and 1-5 pm. Sundays. For more information, visit their website http://www.vahistorical.org/ or call 804.358.4901.