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An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia

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July 4 – December 8, 2013
Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, Mansard Gallery

In July of 2013 the Museum will host an enhanced panel version of the Virginia Historical Society’s  (VHS) signature Sesquicentennial exhibition, “An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia”. The exhibition  “encourages visitors to consider how a single event, separated from us by 150 years, so fundamentally reshaped American society that its impact is still experienced today. ”

The panel exhibition, which is traveling throughout the state, will be enhanced with individually selected pieces related to the Fredericksburg area’s role in the conflict.  “Using objects and imagery coupled with interactive stations, the exhibition will surely please both the seasoned Civil War enthusiast and casual viewer alike,” commented Christopher O. Uebelhor, FAMCC Director of Collections & Exhibitions.

Join us for Breakfast with the Curator on July 23 at 9:00 a.m. when Andrew H. Talkov, Exhibit Coordinator for Virginia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial, will give a presentation on curating and organizing An American Turning Point. Breakfast with the Curator is proudly sponsored by Lewis Insurance Associates. Lectures are FREE to the public, but limited space is available. RSVP to Melanie Johnson at 540-371-3037, x400, or mjohnson@famcc.org.

The exhibition An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia is organized by the Virginia Historical Society in Partnership with the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War commission. It has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

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