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Civil War and Emancipation Day on April 17, 2010 in Richmond, Virginia

Reader and newspaper subscriber Ken Perdue was kind enough to point me in the direction of a web page detailing the upcoming Richmond Civil War and Emancipation Day festivities on April 17, 2010.

I’ve added the details below, but go check out the site for more information.

Civil War and Emancipation Day

The 150th Anniversaries
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Come see your history in action! More than 15 museums and historical sites in partnership with The Future of Richmond’s Past will offer a full day of free activities for the public at Civil War & Emancipation Day: the 150th Anniversaries. With the dual 150th commemorations of the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 and the end of slavery in 1865, 2011-2015 will remind residents and visitors that these pivotal historic events continue to have a lasting impact on our lives today.

Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to experience the history that Richmond has to offer.

Schedule of Activities
Other Free Attractions
Parking and Shuttle Service

Press Release

Exhibitors Include:

2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, Virginia Union University, Dabbs House Historic Site, Museum of the Confederacy, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Violet Bank, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of History, Virginia Aviation Museum, and Museum on Civil War Medicine, Virginia Historical Society, The College of William & Mary Sharpe Community Scholars, Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project, Valentine Richmond History Center, University of Virginia Department of History of Art and Architecture, James River Squadron, University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab …….and more!

Participating Institutions:

University of Richmond, Virginia Union University, Virginia Commonwealth University, American Civil War Center, Library of Virginia, Valentine Richmond History Center, The Museum of the Confederacy, Black History Museum and Cultural Center, National Park Service/Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Elegba Folklore Society,  Slave Trail Commission, Sacred Ground Reclamation Project, Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Venture Richmond, and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.1

  1. Future of Richmond’s Past Web Site (accessed April 13, 2010)
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