Virginia Civil War 150
Local Sesquicentennial Committees

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War holds tremendous educational, economic, and tourism opportunities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the 1860s, Virginia was at the center of the Civil War, and today it is still central, in terms of what visitors can see and experience.

Localities throughout Virginia have formed sesquicentennial committees to participate in this historic commemoration. Local committees work with the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission to plan events and activities that draw attention to local Civil War and emancipation history and draw visitors to local history attractions.

Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission

Information for local sesquicentennial committees

REPORT: Economic Impact of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration in Virginia (August 2015)

Sesquicentennial Leadership Recognition Awards

Final Reporting for Local Sesquicentennial Committees

HistoryMobile scheduling request form

Local committee meeting archives


Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War
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