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Virginia Historical Society (Richmond, VA 23220-3307)
Charles F. Bryan (Project Director: February 2006 to present)

Lee and Grant Exhibition

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a website, and educational and public programs comparing and contrasting Civil War Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) requests a grant of $350,000 for implementation of "Lee and Grant," a nationally traveling exhibition that addresses a mainstream subject in American history. With this project, the VHS is engaging in a first-ever collaboration with the New-York Historical Society (NYHS) to present a major exhibition. The project also represents the first-ever head-to-head comparison of the epic biographies of the two premier Civil War generals. "Lee and Grant" presents 200 images, objects, and manuscripts that fill 4,000 square-feet of gallery space. The exhibition opens at the Virginia Historical Society (Richmond) in October 2007, and then travels to the Missouri Historical Society (St. Louis), the New-York Historical Society (New York City). the Museum of Southern History (Houston), and the Atlanta History Center.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Museums Implementation

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$365,000 (approved)
$365,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 5/31/2010