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Virginia’s Civil War 150 HistoryMobile coming to Christ Church July 12-13

Virginia Civil War history is on the move as the custom 18-wheel Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile visits Historic Christ Church in Weems on Friday and Saturday, July 12-13.

The HistoryMobile, which will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, will be part of a Civil War in Virginia event that includes living history demonstrations on Civil War medicine and African-American troops, sailors and journalists, a free ice cream social for kids and families, hands-on activities, book readings, games and crafts for children, period music, and the panel exhibit titled “An American Turning Point.”

An initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Commission, the HistoryMobile contains a high-tech immersive experience detailing Virginia’s incomparable place in Civil War history. The exhibits were designed through a partnership between the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefields Park and the Virginia Historical Society and examine Virginia’s Civil War history from the viewpoints of soldiers, civilians and slaves. The HistoryMobile is also supported by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, through which visitors can obtain information on visiting Virginia Civil War sites at the exhibit, as well as by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

More information on the HistoryMobile and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Commission can be found at http://www.HistoryMobile.org. For information on visiting Civil War sites throughout Virginia, visit http://www.Virginia.org/CivilWar.

posted 07.10.2013

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