Virginia Civil War 150
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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile

Profile of Civil War 150 HistoryMobile

Dr. James Robertson and Sen. Charles Colgan cut the ribbon

HistoryMobile Tour Managers Rusty Nix and Noelle Baker greet guests

Visiting the Homefront section

Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile at the State Capitol

Visitors consider the legacies of the Civil War

National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA

The final section of the HistoryMobile


Interactives located outside the HistoryMobile

The HistoryMobile travels throughout Virginia

Two major sesquicentennial programs came together when the HistoyMobile visits the VHS exhibit, "An American Turning Point"

A visitors interacts with a touchscreen "What Would You Do?" scenario


Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile

Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile

A young visitor reads more about central role of slavery to the Civil War

The HistoryMobile is ready for visitors


Youth groups from all over the country participate in the exhibits

The Journey to Freedom

Arlington National Cemetery

Seeing how citizens 'made do' during the Civil War


Watching an introductory film, "The Whirlwind"

Hearing about the choices that soldiers, civilians, and slaves made

A soldier's last letter to his father is presented in the Battlefront section

HistoryMobile partners include the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Tourism, and the Department of Motor Vehicles


Visitors of all ages can experience the HistoryMobile



Signature Conference Series
2013 - The American Civil War at Home


Commission members and presenters

Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University

Panelists discuss “Emancipation and Its Limits”

Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University

Browsing presenters’ books at the William and Mary bookstore table

Stephanie McCurry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks on “Confederate Reckoning: The People And Their Politics On The Homefront”

2012 - Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War

Speaker Howell, General Peay, and LTG Knapp

Posting of the colors

General J.H. Binford Peay, III, Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, gives the opening address

Mark Neely

William J. Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates and Chariman of the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission

Conference Chair LTG John W. Knapp speaks with attendees

2011 - Military Strategy in the American Civil War
2010 - Race, Slavery and the Civil War: The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory

The L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center at Norfolk State University

The L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center at Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University information table

Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim gives Welcome Remarks

Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Professor James I. Robertson, Jr. listens

Governor Robert F. McDonnell greet the audience

Delegate Algie T. Howell, Jr. served as Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Horton discusses the "tough stuff" of American history

David Blight and Harold Holzer

2009 - America on the Eve of the Civil War

Gov. Kaine welcomes attendees, with Dr. Ayers and Speaker Howell

Speaker of the House of Delegates Bill Howell, Dr. Ayers and Governor Kaine

Dr. Ayers sets the stage for the discussion

Gary Gallagher, Walter Johnson, Joan Waugh


150th Anniversary Commemorative Event
First Battle of Manassas

Manassas National Battlefield Park
July 21, 2011



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