Mathews to welcome HistoryMobile, hold monument rededication

- Posted on Sep 05, 2012 - 01:41 PM

A couple of Civil War-related events are coming up in Mathews this month, starting today with a visit by the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile.

The 18-wheeled walk-through museum will be pulling into Thomas Hunter Middle School and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the HistoryMobile is free.

An initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Commission, the HistoryMobile contains a high-tech immersive experience detailing Virginia’s incomparable place in Civil War history. The exhibits were designed through a partnership between the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefields Park and the Virginia Historical Society and examine Virginia’s Civil War history from the viewpoints of soldiers, civilians and slaves.

The HistoryMobile is also supported by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, through which visitors can obtain information on visiting Virginia Civil War sites at the exhibit, as well as by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

The following Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Mathews County Committee for the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Mathews County Historical Society, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will jointly sponsor a rededication of Mathews County’s Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument.