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Hampton History Museum Welcomes "An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia"

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Beginning in 2012, The Hampton History Museum will welcome An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia, an interactive two-part exhibition that 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.

(PRWEB) October 04, 2011

Beginning in 2012, The Hampton History Museum will welcome An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia, an interactive two-part exhibition that 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 3,000 square-foot exhibition, organized by the Virginia Historical Society in partnership with the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, will showcase more than 200 objects and utilize 17 state-of-the-art audio-visual programs to engage visitors and allow them to share the personal experiences of free and enslaved men, women, and children during the Civil War in Virginia.

The exhibition, presenting paintings, photographs, prints, documents, weapons, uniforms, flags, and other objects, is broken down into two parts: Surviving War and Waging War. The Hampton History Museum will host Waging War February 25, 2012- June 24, 2012 and Surviving War December 29, 2012- April 28, 2013. Each part is broken down into specific categories in regards to the Civil War in Virginia:

Waging War

  •     Why Did the Civil War Happen?
  •     A Ninety Day War?
  •     The First Modern War?
  •     Speed or Strength?
  •     The Deadliest Enemy?
  •     Offense or Defense?
  •     War or Murder?
  •     Men of Color to Arms?
  •     Did the Civil War End at Appomattox?

Surviving War

  •     Why did the Civil War Happen?
  •     Who Was a Traitor and Who a Patriot?
  •     Why is there a West Virginia?
  •     Who Freed the Slaves?
  •     How did Civilians Suffer?
  •     Why Richmond?
  •     Did the Civil War End at Appomattox?

An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia debuted at the Virginia Historical Society (Richmond) in 2011. During the next four years, seven venues in Virginia will host the exhibition, including the Hampton History Museum (Hampton), Virginia Historical Society (Richmond), Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (Winchester), Lynchburg Museum (Lynchburg), History of Western Virginia (Roanoke), The National Museum of the Marine Corps (Triangle), William King Museum (Abingdon), and Museum of the Confederacy: Appomattox (Appomattox). The Hampton History Museum is the only location in Coastal Virginia to host the exhibition.

An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia
Waging War
February 25, 2012- June 24, 2012

Surviving War
December 29, 2012- April 28, 2013

Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
757/727-1610

For more information on An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia, contact the Hampton Visitors Center at 800/800-2202 or the Hampton History Museum at 757/727-1610.

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.

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