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Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission (Richmond, VA 23219-3420)
Cheryl L. Jackson (Project Director: February 2009 to May 2016)
An American Turning Point

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a mobile gallery, a panel exhibition, a permanent online web exhibition, and related educational and public programs in observance of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.

Serving a national resources to the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, An American Turning Point is a four component exhibition (gallery, mobile, panel and online)that will narrate the personal stories of those living though one of our nation's most challenging times. The exhibition will highlight the experiences and accomplishments of both Union and Confederate men, women and children as well as African Americans both free and enslaves on the home and battlefronts. The first three components will travel throughout the region and country taking these often under told stories directly to the people in rural and metropolitan areas. The online component, which will host, several of the media components from the gallery and mobile exhibitions, will remain indefinitely on the website of the Virginia Historical Society serving as a lasting legacy long after the end of the sesquicentennial.

Project fields:
U.S. History

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Public Programs

$950,000 (approved)
$950,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 9/30/2015