$1.6 M to revamp Va. Civil War exhibits
The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is getting $1.6 million to revamp exhibits at its two visitors center.
The park preservers and interprets sites of the four major Civil War battles fought in and around Fredericksburg.
The existing exhibits were installed at the visitors centers in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County nearly 50 years ago. Park Superintendent Russ Smith tells The Free Lance-Star that the displays' design and materials are outdated.
With the approach of the war's 150th anniversary, Smith says the exhibits need to be revamped. The new exhibits will reflect individual experiences during the war and prepare people for visiting the battlefields.
Information from: The Free Lance-Star
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