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2014 Signature Conference now available on DVD
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
July 15, 2014 - 9:01 am | Back to Top

"The American Civil War in a Global Context," the highly popular 2014 Signature Conference, is now available as a two-DVD set. Order at: http://www.virginiacivilwar.org/marketplace.php



Applications for HistoryMobile tour stops in 2015 are due Friday, September 5
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
July 6, 2014 - 9:37 am | Back to Top

The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile is an award-winning mobile museum that visits schools, museums, fairs, and special events throughout Virginia and beyond. Want to host the HistoryMobile at an event in 2015? Let us know! Applications are due Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. If you have questions, email info@VirginiaCivilWar.org or call Cheryl Jackson at (804) 786-3591, ext. 276.



Virginia Foundation for the Humanities covers "The American Civil War in a Global Context"
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
June 19, 2014 - 4:43 pm | Back to Top

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission organizes an annual conference featuring highly-acclaimed academic and public historians. VFH is proud to be a leading sponsor of the series and William Kurtz recently attended and summarized the sixth annual conference, “The American Civil War in a Global Context.” A two-DVD recording of the conference proceedings will be available in July, and the conference book in early 2015.



Thank you for an outstanding 2014 Signature Conference!
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
June 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm | Back to Top

Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Signature Conference, The American Civil War in a Global Context! Over 400 people attended, coming from across Virginia and 11 other states. The day was filled with engaging presentations and warm camaraderie. Thank you to all who made the day so special! Photos, DVDs, and books from the proceedings will follow soon.



Signature Conference details - Walk-up registration begins at 7:30 am on May 31
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
May 16, 2014 - 10:01 am | Back to Top

Click the link above for full details on the 2014 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War in a Global Context," which will be held Saturday, May 31 at the Center for the Arts at George Mason. Walk-up registration will be available starting at 7:30 am. Conference registration includes a lunchtime Q&A session with James I. Robertson, Jr. Questions about the conference? Email info@VirginiaCivilWar.org or call (804) 786-3591, ext. 276



Online registration for the 2014 Signature Conference closes May 15!
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
May 14, 2014 - 8:28 am | Back to Top

Advance registration for "The American Civil War in a Global Context" closes May 15. Follow the link above to Signature Conference registration.



There's still time left to register for "The American Civil War in a Global Context"
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
May 2, 2014 - 7:28 am | Back to Top

Registration for our Signature Conference has been extended to May 15 - register soon to join historians from Europe and the United States examine the Civil War from a global perspective. Conference registration also includes a lunchtime Q&A with acclaimed Civil War historian James I. Robertson, Jr.



Coming soon! 2014 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War in a Global Context"
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
April 6, 2014 - 7:47 am | Back to Top

"The American Civil War in a Global Context," the penultimate program in the popular Signature Conference series will be held Saturday, May 31 at George Mason University in Fairfax. Historians of international acclaim will consider the Civil War in the global context of world history, and there will also be a lunchtime Q & A with historian James I. Robertson, Jr. Register now, and we'll see you there!



Register now for 2014 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War in a Global Context"
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
March 8, 2014 - 9:06 am | Back to Top

Register now for "The American Civil War in a Global Context," the penultimate program in the popular Signature Conference series. Hosted by George Mason University, the conference will be held Saturday, May 31 at the Center for the Arts (Fairfax campus). In addition to historians of international acclaim discussing the Civil War in the context of world history, there will also be a lunchtime Q & A with Commission members and staff, and special recognition for six-time past attendees. Join us!



Now Hiring - HistoryMobile Drivers
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
February 20, 2014 - 2:42 pm | Back to Top

Have a Class A CDL and want to travel across Virginia working with an award-winning program? We're hiring drivers for the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile! Join a great team and be part of the sesquicentennial commemoration. For more information, follow the link above or email info@virginiacivilwar.org.



HistoryMobile visit to Newport News schools
NNPS-TV
February 17, 2014 - 11:38 am | Back to Top

The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile recently visited Passage Middle School in Newport News. Watch as students and teachers tour the mobile museum to learn more about the Civil War in Virginia.



2014 Signature Conference - Registration is open!
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
January 27, 2014 - 9:23 am | Back to Top

Registration is open for the 2014 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War in a Global Context," the penultimate program in the popular annual Signature Conference series. The conference will be held Saturday, May 31 at the George Mason University Center for the Arts (Fairfax). We hope to see you there!



Registration for 2014 Signature Conference is open
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
November 30, 2013 - 1:33 pm | Back to Top

Registration for the 2014 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War in a Global Context" is NOW OPEN! The conference will be held Saturday, May 31 at George Mason University (Center for the Arts). Register now and plan to attend the sixth program in this popular series.



2013 HistoryMobile Tour Wraps Up
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
November 3, 2013 - 2:08 pm | Back to Top

The 2013 HistoryMobile tour has wrapped up, and we'd like to say a big THANK YOU to all who have hosted and visited the award-winning HistoryMobile during its first few years of touring. We've been to 120 events and seen more than 100,000 people across Virginia and beyond. It's been fantastic meeting so many wonderful people and seeing historic and beautiful sites along the way. We're looking forward to even more in 2014, and invite you to join us!



Shared story drawing audience to commemoration
Richmond Times Dispatch
October 21, 2013 - 8:52 am | Back to Top

Halfway through Virginia’s 150th anniversary commemoration of the American Civil War, the payoff is coming in higher numbers for attractions and greater progress toward a shared story of the war that defined America. Momentum appears to be building toward 2015, the final year of the commemoration. A broader story about the 1861-65 conflict that includes emancipation as well as battles has brought in a broader audience.



2014 HistoryMobile tour schedule is announced
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
October 17, 2013 - 1:53 pm | Back to Top

The preliminary 2014 tour schedule for the award-winning Civil War 150 HistoryMobile has been announced. The schedule includes stops at 40 events, including a number of key 150th anniversary programs in Virginia and other states. Since its debut in July 2011, the HistoryMobile has made nearly 120 tour stops, attracting approximately 130,000 visitors from every state and at least 16 other countries. We look forward to seeing you on the road in 2014!



Meet the Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile!
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
September 13, 2013 - 12:37 pm | Back to Top

What does it take to set up a mobile museum? Join the tour staff of the Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile as they arrive and set the HistoryMobile up, then get a sneak peek at the exhibits. Filmed at Gettysburg National Military Park (Seminary Ridge), July 2013.



Applications for 2014 HistoryMobile tour stops due Sept. 3
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
August 28, 2013 - 3:19 pm | Back to Top

Interested in hosting a visit from the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile? Let us know! Applications for 2014 tour stops are due September 3. If you have questions, call 804-786-3591, ext. 276 or email info@virginiacivilwar.org



Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission Honored at National Gathering of State Lawmakers – Hailed as Model for Other States
National Conference of State Legislatures
August 15, 2013 - 7:36 pm | Back to Top

Virginia’s Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission was honored at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) annual Legislative Summit in Atlanta, as a national model for other states looking to highlight historic events. The Outstanding Achievement award recognizes excellence in the analysis of the Civil War from multiple perspectives.



VHS bestows Distinguished History Service Award to Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
August 9, 2013 - 9:24 am | Back to Top

The Virginia Historical Society recently presented its Distinguished History Service Award to the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, in recognition of its contributions to the field of Virginia History. Pictured are Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Virginia Tech, and Dr. Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society.



Civil War 150 Statewide Calendar of Events available as app for iPhone and Android
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
July 12, 2013 - 2:45 pm | Back to Top

The Virginia Civil War 150 Statewide Calendar of Events lists hundreds of special events, tours, lectures, and other programs happening across the state. It's also available to download as an app for iPhone and Android products - - and best of all, it's free!



New Gettysburg museum focuses on human cost of war
Richmond Times Dispatch
July 2, 2013 - 10:18 am | Back to Top

The Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg and the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile look at the human cost of war, including the final letter home from a soldier wounded at Gettysburg (letter found recently in Buckingham County through the Legacy Project).



Now available online: Civil War 150 t-shirts
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
June 20, 2013 - 11:26 am | Back to Top

Civil War 150 t-shirts are now available in the Marketplace. 100% pre-shrunk jersey cotton, White or Black, Adult M-2X.



"An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia" exhibit opens in Roanoke
Roanoke Star Online
June 9, 2013 - 2:07 pm | Back to Top

"An American Turning Point," the award-winning sesquicentennial exhibit curated by the Virginia Historical Society and sponsored by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, will be on display at the History Museum of Western Virginia through June 2014.



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile and Legacy Project honored by American Association for State and Local History
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
May 23, 2013 - 9:46 am | Back to Top

The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile and the Legacy Project document digitization program have been recognized with 2013 Leadership in History Awards of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). The Leadership in History Awards program is the one of the nation's most prestigious competitions for recognition of achievement in state and local history. This is a tremendous honor - deepest thanks are to all who participate in, as well as those who work on, CW150 projects.



Civil War 150 License Plates Available from DMV
Department of Motor Vehicles
May 19, 2013 - 9:45 am | Back to Top

Civil War Sesquicentennial license plates are available from DMV. Perfect for driving to 150th anniversary events - order yours soon!



Civil War 150 Legacy Project Comes to Lynchburg
WSET - ABC13
May 6, 2013 - 8:55 am | Back to Top

Legacy Project archivists visited Historic Sandusky, scanning materials related to the Civil War era. One of the great 'finds' was the diary of a former slave who escaped and joined the Union Navy



Comprehensive information for events marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville
Fredericksburg Free Lance Star
April 28, 2013 - 9:10 am | Back to Top

Programs marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville will be held May 1-12. Click for calendar of events, parking and maps, and battle information from historians.



150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville - NPS events
Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park
April 24, 2013 - 4:16 pm | Back to Top

Moments of remembrance... Special tours and talks... Walking the footsteps of history. Be part of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville



Submit a question for the 2013 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War at Home"
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
April 4, 2013 - 7:31 pm | Back to Top

Have a question for the Signature Conference panelists? Click the link to submit, and it may be asked at the conference.



Legacy Project - Document Scanning at Library of Virginia, April 6
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
March 29, 2013 - 10:24 am | Back to Top

Bring your family documents, letters, photos to the Library of Virginia on April 6 from 10-2. Legacy Project archivists will be scanning documents as part of Civil War and Emancipation Day events.



Richmond Relishes a New Role as the Land of "Lincoln"
USA Today
March 23, 2013 - 12:15 pm | Back to Top

With the DVD release of the movie "Lincoln," Virginia's capital and nearby locales that served as real-life backdrops are seizing the opportunity to capitalize on their role in the Spielberg film.



After Over a Century at Sea, Two Sailors are Laid to Rest
New York Times
March 9, 2013 - 7:08 am | Back to Top

Two unknown sailors from the USS Monitor were laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. The work of preserving the Monitor turret happens in Newport News, at the Mariner's Museum's Monitor Center.



Registration for 2013 Signature Conference is now closed
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
March 4, 2013 - 6:35 pm | Back to Top

Seating for 2013 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War at Home," is filled and registration has closed. The conference will be recorded for DVD and published in book format.



Civil War 150 Legacy Project visits Dinwiddie
Progress-Index.com
February 19, 2013 - 11:25 am | Back to Top



Now available - Books from "Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War" - 2012 Signature Conference at VMI
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
February 13, 2013 - 8:15 am | Back to Top

Material from the 2012 Signature Conference is now available on DVD and in print - click Marketplace to order.



"Walk in Their Footsteps" database tracks every regiment that fought in Virginia during the Civil War
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
February 11, 2013 - 8:30 am | Back to Top

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission created "Walk in Their Footsteps," a database that maps over 120 battles in Virginia and lists regiments that fought.



Museum puts Civil War on wheels
Richmond Times-Dispatch
January 21, 2013 - 4:55 pm | Back to Top

The Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile will be parked all week--January 21-25, 2013--next to the Virginia Capitol. The interactive museum-on-wheels is open to the public and admission is free.



"Civil War Sesquicentennial in Virginia: Impact at the Halfway Mark" report released
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
January 5, 2013 - 7:32 am | Back to Top



150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: A Fireside Chat
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
January 1, 2013 - 7:08 am | Back to Top

Features Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford, and Frank Williams discussing the Emancipation Proclamation



Civil War 150 baseball hats now available online
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
December 1, 2012 - 5:00 pm | Back to Top

By popular demand, Civil War 150 baseball hats are now available for purchase online!



2013 Signature Conference - Registration now open
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
November 1, 2012 - 3:28 pm | Back to Top

Register now for the 2013 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War at Home." The fifth in a highly-acclaimed annual series, the day-long program will be held on Saturday, April 20 at the College of William and Mary. The keynote speaker is Eric Foner, and conference co-chairs are Scott Nelson and Carol Sheriff. Join us!



"A Fireside Chat: Looking at the Emancipation Proclamation" webcast now online
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
October 1, 2012 - 9:05 am | Back to Top

Program features Harold Holzer, Frank Williams, Edna Greene Medford, and discussion host, Lynwood Evans. Introduction by James I. Robertson, Jr. Welcome remarks by Provost Ian Newbould and Speaker of the House of Delegates, William J. Howell



Special program at the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
September 21, 2012 - 2:05 pm | Back to Top



Programs marking the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam: Sept. 14-17, 2012
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
September 7, 2012 - 9:32 am | Back to Top

150th anniversary weekend events (Sept. 14-17) at Antietam National Battlefield, including hour-by-hour guide to exhibits, tours, lectures, and more.



Register now for Emancipation Proclamation 150th anniversary program
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
August 8, 2012 - 1:19 pm | Back to Top

Special program: Friday, September 21 at University of Mary Washington. Join the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars as they gather to interpret, evaluate, and remember the Emancipation Proclamation at its 150th anniversary. The program is free of charge, but registration is required.



Stafford Civil War park to open in fall
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
August 7, 2012 - 5:37 pm | Back to Top

Civil War soldiers in Union blue transformed the Stafford County landscape nearly 150 years ago during their yearlong stay--cutting trees and roads and setting up vast camps, a harbor and fortifications. This week, troops in Army green were at work at a 41-acre site where some of their Civil War counterparts once stayed. Due largely to those efforts, the area's newest Civil War park could open as early as this fall on the rolling swath of woodland off Mount Hope Church Road.



Walk In Their Footsteps
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
July 31, 2012 - 1:47 pm | Back to Top

Walk in Their Footsteps - an online resource that identfies every regiment that fought in Civil War battles in Virginia and helps you develop a "Battle Plan" to follow their service.



Happy one-year anniversary to the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile!
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
July 21, 2012 - 1:54 pm | Back to Top

Images from the HistoryMobile ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening tours, July 21, 2011



Virginia Civil War 150 Marketplace
Virginia Civil War 150 Commission
July 2, 2012 - 1:57 pm | Back to Top

Available for purchase: DVDs and books from the Signature Conference series and an Emmy-nominated documentary, "Virginia in the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Remembrance." More merchandise will be added soon, so keep an eye out.



Annex On the Appomattox
Wall Street Journal
June 27, 2012 - 3:42 pm | Back to Top

The knock on Appomattox has long been that there's really nothing here except the McLean House, where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865—and that's a re-creation put together by the National Park Service in the 1940s.



Sesquicentennial Summer 2012
National Park Service
June 27, 2012 - 12:21 pm | Back to Top

One hundred and fifty years ago this very spring, the eyes of the world were on Richmond. In May and June 1862, more than 200,000 Americans fought to decide the future of the United States.



Civil War photography still reveals details
Richmond Times-Dispatch
June 3, 2012 - 8:25 am | Back to Top



"If This Valley is Lost": Preserving the Legacy of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign

May 18, 2012 - 9:04 am | Back to Top



Civil War Trails markers come to Abingdon
SWVA Today
May 2, 2012 - 1:24 pm | Back to Top

Two Civil War Trails interpretive markers are unveiled in Abingdon highlighting two people who played important roles in the history of the town: Landon Boyd and Capt. James Wyatt. The markers were funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and Virginia Tourism Corporation.



Now available! DVD sets of the 2012 Signature Conference at VMI, "Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War"

April 30, 2012 - 6:46 pm | Back to Top

Order your copy today! A two-DVD set of the complete proceedings of the 2012 Signature Conference, including presentations by James I. Robertson, Jr., Gary Gallagher, Josiah Bunting, Robert Krick, Mark Neely, Carol Reardon, William Cooper, Jeffry Wert, and Peter Cozzens.



150th Anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg
City of Williamsburg
April 30, 2012 - 4:26 pm | Back to Top



Richmond region presents 60 days of events for Civil War 150th
Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 15, 2012 - 10:55 am | Back to Top

Civil War battles within earshot of Richmond 150 years ago changed the course of the war and its ultimate aim over the course of 60 days. Commemoration of that campaign this spring may put Richmond on the map in a more significant way for visitors interested in what happened "on this date. In this place. At this time."



Civil War and Emancipation Day in Richmond

April 13, 2012 - 9:35 am | Back to Top



How the Civil War was waged
dailypress.com
April 4, 2012 - 8:18 am | Back to Top



HistoryMobile and More at the 2012 Signature Conference
VirginiaCivilWar.org
March 19, 2012 - 2:36 pm | Back to Top



Symposium just one of many spring Civil War history happenings in Lexington
Shenandoah Valley Productions, LLC
March 11, 2012 - 1:00 pm | Back to Top

March is a busy month for heritage tourism in Lexington and Rockbridge County, Virginia. A CW 150 Legacy Project workshop was held earlier this month for people with Civil War-era diaries, letters, maps and other historic documents. They brought in their items in to be scanned and eventually added to a state archive being compiled by the Library of Virginia. A 2012 Signature Conference, “Leadership and Generalship of the Civil War,” is the next big local event, at Virginia Military Institute on March 22.



Civil War 150 HistoryMobile 2012 tour schedule

March 3, 2012 - 2:35 pm | Back to Top



Civil War 150 Legacy Project schedule

February 19, 2012 - 9:50 am | Back to Top



The Long Reach of Civil War History on Contemporary Issues
Duke Today
February 14, 2012 - 1:02 pm | Back to Top



Order "Military Strategy in the American Civil War" Today!
Virginia Civil War 150
February 1, 2012 - 9:41 am | Back to Top



Last Days to See the HistoryMobile at the Capitol!
Fredericksburg.com
January 26, 2012 - 10:16 am | Back to Top

RICHMOND—Civil War history, for a change, seems to be going over well with the diverse sample of humanity who pour through the former Confederate capital each day.



Story of Civil War Traveling On Wheels
Fredericksburg.com
January 24, 2012 - 8:16 am | Back to Top

RICHMOND—Civil War history, for a change, seems to be going over well with the diverse sample of humanity who pour through the former Confederate capital each day.



U.S. National Park Service Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
National Park Service
January 12, 2012 - 2:59 pm | Back to Top



Virginia's Civil War 150 Legacy Project unearths a treasure trove of American history
UK Daily Mail
December 28, 2011 - 11:45 am | Back to Top

For years, momentos like this gathered dust in attics and basements, but now states all over the country are calling on descendants to allow archivists to scan their heirlooms and present a fuller picture of life during the War.



13th Amendment copy restored
Richmond Times-Dispatch
December 8, 2011 - 10:51 am | Back to Top



Governor McDonnell Announces Civil War Battlefield Preservation Grants

December 3, 2011 - 8:27 am | Back to Top

Gov. McDonnell announces preservation of 530 acres of key battlefield ground in Virginia, in recognition of the first year of the Civil War sesquicentennial.



Wait list available for 2012 Signature Conference
Virginia Civil War 150
December 1, 2011 - 9:26 am | Back to Top



50 Seats Remain for 2012 Signature Conference!
Virginia Civil War 150
November 28, 2011 - 8:50 am | Back to Top

About 50 seats remain for our 2012 Conference at VMI. "Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War" will be on March 22, 2012. Plan ahead and reserve your seat now!



Registration for 2012 Signature Conference Almost Halfway Full!

November 16, 2011 - 8:46 am | Back to Top



Registration for 2012 Signature Conference Now Open
Virginia Civil War
November 15, 2011 - 11:28 am | Back to Top



Registration for 2012 Signature Conference Opens Tomorrow

November 14, 2011 - 1:15 pm | Back to Top



Virginia Civil War Campaigns Historical Marker Guide
MarkerHistory.com
November 8, 2011 - 9:46 am | Back to Top



Free Virginia Civil War 150 Calendar of Events iPhone App

October 25, 2011 - 1:08 pm | Back to Top



Virginia tourism revenue up 6.7 percent over 2009
Virginia Business
October 20, 2011 - 1:30 pm | Back to Top



Arlington House damaged by August's earthquake: Partially closed to visitors
Examiner.com
October 18, 2011 - 8:19 am | Back to Top



Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
National Park Service
October 17, 2011 - 4:03 pm | Back to Top

Mark your calendars for fee free days at the National Park Service in 2011-2012. Plan to visit Virginia battlefields like Manassas and Petersburg!



The Civil War 150 Legacy Project comes to Pittsylvania
WPCVA.com
October 12, 2011 - 10:18 am | Back to Top



Michael Paul Williams: African-Americans' role in Civil War no longer being ignored
Richmond Times-Dispatch
October 7, 2011 - 10:24 am | Back to Top



Civil War HistoryMobile in Scott County
WCYB.com
October 6, 2011 - 8:42 am | Back to Top



 

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