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Civil War 150 Legacy Project Visits MRL

5/5/2012

WHO: Massanutten Regional Library, the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission of the American Civil War, and the Library of Virginia

WHAT: The Civil War 150 Legacy Project is visiting Massanutten Regional Library Main to scan historic documents

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia have partnered to create a state-wide online collection of original Civil War manuscripts that still remain in private hands. The Civil War 150 Legacy Project: Document Digitization and Access focuses on manuscript materials created during the period 1859-1867 that reflect social, political, military, business, and religious life in Virginia during the period of the Civil War and the early period of Reconstruction. Citizens are encouraged to bring original family materials to be scanned and included in the Project. Scanned materials will be made available on the web via the Library of Virginia web site and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission web site. 

WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2012 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Appointments can be made through Reference Librarian Susan Versen at 540.434.4475 ext. 127. Walk-ins will be accommodated as scheduling allows.                     

WHERE: Massanutten Regional Library Main, 174 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801


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