As part of Goochland’s 2014 County Fall Festival, the Civil War 150 History Mobile will arrive at the Goochland Sports Complex (old high school) on Friday, October 25. We’re thrilled to partner with our Parks and Recreation Department to allow some of our upper elementary and middle school students to interact with the exhibit during the school day on Friday.
The entire team sends a huge ‘thank you’ to Mrs. Beth Ferguson, 4th grade teacher at RES, for sparking the partnership with History Mobile and Parks and Rec that helped make this opportunity possible.
The Civil War 150 History Mobile is an interactive “museum on wheels” housed in a 53’ expandable tractor-trailer. The four-year tour launched on July 21, 2011, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary commemoration of the First Battle of Manassas. The History Mobile will visits museums, parks, fairs, schools, and other sites throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
The History Mobile draws together stories from all over Virginia and uses state-of-the-art technology and immersive exhibit spaces to present individual stories of the Civil War from the perspectives of those who experienced it—young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians.