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GE-50059-08

Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission (Richmond, VA 23219-3420)
Cheryl L. Jackson (Project Director: January 2008 to present)

An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a smaller mobile museum version, and a low-security exhibit, on the Civil War events in Virginia as representative of the larger national experience.

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission seeks a Chairman's Special Award Planning Grant to support the development of a three-component exhibition entitled An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia. The exhibition will consist of a two-part gallery exhibit (home front and battlefront) as well as a mobile museum and low-security version for travel to underserved communities in Virginia and other states. Each will tell a fair and balanced story of African-American, Union and Confederate individuals during the Civil War. Virginia leads the nation in establishing a commission to plan for the sesquicentennial and is proud to offer a compelling story of national importance and serve as a model to other states that are looking to Virginia for guidance in planning commemorative activities.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 6/30/2009