What does it take to set up a mobile museum? Join the tour staff of the Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile as they arrive and set it up, then get a sneak peek at the exhibits. Filmed at Gettysburg National Military Park (Seminary Ridge), July 2013.
The Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile is a mobile museum housed in a 53' expandable tractor trailer that travels across Virginia and to other states, drawing together stories of those who experienced the Civil War - young and old, enslaved and free, soldier and civilian. This HistoryMobile is divided into four exhibit spaces: Battlefront, Home front, Journey to Freedom, and Loss-Gain-Legacy. From the bewildering sense of chaos experience by soldiers, to the last letter written by a dying son to his father after sustaining a mortal wound, to a hushed conversation between an enslaved husband and wife considering the risks of fighting for freedom, the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile presents the stories of real people whose lives were forever shaped by the Civil War and invites visitors to imagine, "What would you do?"
The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile is an initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. For more information on the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, visit HistoryMobile.org