Virginia Civil War 150
Sesquicentennial Leadership Recognition Awards

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission was pleased to honor the dedication of sesquicentennial partners in a ceremony held in the State Capitol on Memorial Day 2015, prior to the Sesquicentennial Finale Concert.

Concert Slideshow

The following partners and local sesquicentennial committees were recognized:

Sesquicentennial Leadership Commendation (Institution) - Recognizes a Civil War museum, site, or organization that has achieved its goals and admirably served the public during the sesquicentennial commemoration. Also included in this category is each Civil War-related National Park Service site and state park in Virginia and its related partner organization.

  1. The American Civil War Museum
  2. The Future of Richmond's Past
  3. American Civil War Sesquicentennial Virginia State Parks Consortium
  4. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
  5. New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
  6. Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
  7. Virginia Civil War Trails, Inc.

National Park Service sites
  1. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  2. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  3. Booker T. Washington National Monument
  4. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
  5. Colonial National Historical Park
  6. Fort Monroe National Monument
  7. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  8. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  9. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  10. Manassas National Battlefield Park
  11. Petersburg National Battlefield
  12. Richmond National Battlefield Park

Sesquicentennial Leadership Commendation (Local Sesquicentennial Committee) - Recognizes a local sesquicentennial committee or community group that has worked in partnership with the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission to support and further the goals of the sesquicentennial commemoration.
  1. Brunswick County Sesquicentennial Committee
  2. Chesapeake Historic Preservation Commission
  3. Emporia-Greensville Sesquicentennial Committee
  4. Farmville/Prince Edward County Sesquicentennial Committee
  5. Franklin County Committee
  6. Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services
  7. Isle of Wight County Sesquicentennial Committee
  8. Mecklenburg County Committee
  9. Orange County Sesquicentennial Committee
  10. Pittsylvania County Sesquicentennial Committee
  11. Roanoke Valley Sesquicentennial Committee
  12. Shenandoah County Sesquicentennial Committee
  13. Warren County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee

Sesquicentennial Leadership Award - Awarded to a local sesquicentennial committee whose sustained excellence and exemplary efforts have ensured a lasting legacy of the sesquicentennial commemoration.
  1. Chesterfield County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee
  2. Clarke County Sesquicentennial Committee
  3. Dinwiddie County Sesquicentennial Committee
  4. City of Fairfax Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee
  5. Fairfax County Sesquicentennial Committee
  6. Fredericksburg-Stafford County Sesquicentennial Committee
  7. Gloucester County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
  8. Hanover County Sesquicentennial Committee
  9. Loudoun County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
  10. Lynchburg Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee
  11. Mathews County Sesquicentennial Committee
  12. Montgomery County Sesquicentennial Committee
  13. Prince William-Manassas Sesquicentennial Committee
  14. Pulaski County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
  15. Spotsylvania County Sesquicentennial Committee
  16. Winchester-Frederick County Sesquicentennial Committee
  17. York County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee

Award of Excellence - Special award to recognize exemplary service and program collaboration during the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
  1. Library of Virginia
  2. Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
  3. Virginia Historical Society
  4. Virginia Tourism Corporation

Special presentation: James I. Robertson, Jr. Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection


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