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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile Rolls into Charlottesville

 The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission traveling exhibit to stop at Rio Hill Shopping Center February 28 and March 1

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission will bring its traveling exhibit, the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, to Charlottesville and Albemarle County on Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1, 2014. The HistoryMobile will be located at the Rio Hill Shopping Center and will be open to schools only on Friday and the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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.

This event is presented as part of the 150th commemoration of the Skirmish at Rio Hill, Albemarle County’s only Civil War conflict between Union and Confederate forces. Organized by the Charlottesville Albemarle Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, this event will also include:

  • Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m., 1928 and 1932 Rio Hill Center, They struggled at Rio Hill, a presentation by guest lecturer Dr. Daniel Beattie. Refreshments will be provided by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Albemarle Chapter No. 1, #154. RSVP encouraged, 434-296-1492.
  • Saturday, March 1:
    • A living history encampment by the 19th Virginia Regiment. Co.B.
    • 11:00 a.m., the unveiling of a new exhibit developed by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, next to 1764 Rio Hill Center.
    • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Representatives from the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will be available to answer questions and orient you to the site.

For more information please contact the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society at 434-296-1492.

About the CACVB

In addition to serving as the global resource for marketing the tourism assets of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, through, the CACVB assists tour operators, meeting planners, reunions and other groups in planning visits to the destination. CACVB’s mission is ?to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets.? CACVB operates the Downtown Visitor Center (610 E Main St) which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a satellite Visitor Center in the Albemarle County Office Building (401 McIntire Rd) which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as a touch-screen kiosk at Monticello’s Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center.

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