Civil War 150 HistoryMobile to come to Elkton
In conjunction with Elkton’s pair of Fall Festivals, the Town of Elkton through the Economic and Community Development Department has coordinated hosting the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial 150th Anniversary History Mobile.
The exhibit, an initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, will be located at Elkton United Methodist Church, 205 Warren Street, and will be open from Friday October 16 through Sunday October 18. Admission is free.
The HistoryMobile is a 53· expandable tractor-trailer that houses a museum-quality exhibition and is available to approved Hosts at no charge.
The HistoryMobile uses immersive spaces and interactive exhibits to draw together stories of the Civil War and emancipation from the viewpoints of those who experienced it across Virginia — young and old, enslaved and free, soldier and civilian.
Visitors will encounter history in ways they may have never experienced before. The HistoryMobile exhibit is divided into four sections: Battlefront, Homefront, Journey to Freedom and Loss-Gain-Legacy. From the bewildering sense of chaos experienced by soldiers, to the last letter written by a dying son to his father after sustaining a mortal wound, to a hushed conversation between a husband and wife considering the great risks and rewards of fleeing to freedom, the HistoryMobile presents the stories of real people in Virginia whose lives were shaped by the historic events of the 1860s, and invites visitors to imagine, “What Would You Do?”
In addition to learning more about Virginia’s history, the HistoryMobile also provides visitors with information from Virginia Tourism about the many historic sites and destinations that they can explore today. Interactive maps and touch-screen kiosks located at the HistoryMobile help visitors to easily plan their next trip.
Contact Joshua Gooden at
298-8432 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to volunteer with assisting visitors at the exhibit.
Hours of operation:
Friday, October 16, 2015:
Open for School Visits
Saturday, October 17, 2015:
Sunday, October 18, 2015: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Visit www.VirginiaCivilWar.org and www.Virginia.org/CivilWar.