FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2011
Contact: Jennifer M. Guild, Senior Officer for Public Relations and Marketing
Tel: (804) 342-9665 | Email:
Virginia Historical Society Hosting Civil War Document Scanning Event on September 24
Central Virginia Residents Asked to Bring Family War Papers
to Museum to be Digitized and
Included in Online Database
On Saturday, September 24, 2011, the Virginia Historical Society is hosting a Civil War 150 Legacy Project document scanning event.
The Civil War 150 Legacy Project is a partnership between the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia. This program identifies and locates original source materials that are related to the Civil War and emancipation in Virginia. Teams of archivists travel to sites across the state to scan privately held manuscript material for inclusion on both the Library of Virginia and Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission web sites.
Central Virginia residents are encouraged to bring family collections of letters, memoirs, pension materials, military passes, discharge papers, diaries, and hand-drawn maps that reflect social, political, military, business, and religious life in Virginia around the time of the Civil War to be scanned at this event.
Reservations are required for this special one-time-only event. To register, contact Caroline Legros at 804.342.9652 or email@example.com.
For 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been the steward of our state—and often national—history. The VHS features award—winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond. Admission to the research library and museum galleries is free. Museum hours are Monday—Saturday 10 a.m.—5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.—5 p.m. Library hours are Monday—Saturday 10 a.m.—5 p.m. For group tour information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, call (804) 358-4901 or visit www.vahistorical.org.