HistoryMobile Rolls Into Maymont: March 31st – April 2nd

Virginia’s Civil War 150 HistoryMobile Coming to Maymont
Tractor-trailer ‘museum on wheels’ is filled with interactive exhibits and activities

maymont historymobileMany parents raising kids in the Richmond area are enjoying spring break the week of April 1. And that coincides with this awesome exhibit at Maymont!

History is on the move in Virginia as the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile rolls into Maymont, March 30, April 1 and April 2, 2013. The exhibit, an initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, will be located near Maymont’s Hampton Street Entrance and will be open daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission to the HistoryMobile is free so there’s no reason not to go!

The expandable 53-foot tractor-trailer 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, soldiers and civilians.

The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile crosses the state visiting museums, schools, and special events. Its four-year tour began in July 2011, and since then it has made over 70 stops and attracted visitors from every state and a number of other countries. It will continue to tour through spring 2015.

In addition to learning more about Virginia’s history, the HistoryMobile also provides visitors with tourism information about the many historic sites and destinations that they can explore today. Interactive maps and touch-screen kiosks located at the HistoryMobile allow visitors to easily plan their next trip.

Make plans to enjoy this exhibit during spring break – and if you’re not on break – it’s worth making the time anyway!