Do you or one of your family members hold dear a family diary or old photographs that belonged to one of your ancestors during the American Civil War? You can share your family heirlooms world-wide and preserve their valuable historic contentbyparticipating in the Library of Virginia to create a state-wide online collection of original Civil War manuscripts materials created during the period 1859 – 1867. Scanned materials will be available on the web via the Library of Virginia web site and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission web site.
If you own an original document, photograph or other materials that reflect social, political, military, business and religious life in Virginia during the Civil War and early period of Reconstruction and want to be apart of the historical project, then Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park is the place you want to be on Saturday, December 4, 2010. The Amelia County Sesquicentennial Committee is hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park’s Visitor Center’s Research Library at 6541 Saylers Creek Road in Amelia County.
Materials that are considered unsuitable for the project include clothing and textiles, large artwork, flags, newspapers, artifacts and three dimensional objects, published materials (books), weapons and munitions and quilts.
Appointments are encouraged and a limited number of walk-ins will be accommodated. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the park office at 804-561-7510.