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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/22/2011

$1.6 M to revamp Va. Civil War exhibits

By Associated Press

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 Park Superintendent Russ Smith tells The Free Lance-Star that the displays' design and materials are outdated.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

By Associated Press  | February 22, 2011; 11:46 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Finally, some money well spent

Posted by: oboe885 | February 22, 2011 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I agree with oboe885 above...any and all of our nation's battlefield sites; as well, the national park units in general, need to be maintained for the generations to come. If we neglect our history, how will our descendents know what we once were and had?

Posted by: jsmith78 | February 22, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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