Virginia Civil War Museum on Wheels Heads to Virginia Beach’s Central Library

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, an interactive "museum on wheels," visits Virginia Beach’s Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2. On Feb. 28, the exhibit will be open to school groups from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. On March 1 and 2, it will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The HistoryMobile is wheelchair accessible.

 

The 53-foot tractor-trailer shares Virginia's Civil War stories from the perspectives of those who experienced it: young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians. As part of the Virginia Beach visit, a Civil War encampment will be constructed outside Central Library and there will be stories and crafts for children inside the library. Volunteers dressed in period clothing will also mingle with the crowd on Saturday, March 2. Admission to all events is free.

 

For more information about the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile and its exhibits, visit www.virginiacivilwar.org/historymobile.

 

Learn more about Virginia Beach’s local history at www.vbgov.com/localhistory.

 

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, eight area libraries, a law library and a bookmobile. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early childhood literacy classes and local history archives. In addition to books in a variety of formats (print, audio and downloadable), the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries.  

 

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Technical Note: Photos courtesy of Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. High-res images available at: www.VirginiaCivilWar.org/press/imagelibrary.php

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