You know that box you tucked away in the attic or the back of the closet when your great-Grandpa passed? Pull it out and see what treasures he stowed away for you. If you happen to find old documents from the Civil War era, share them with the world through the Civil War 150 Legacy Project.
The Legacy Project is a team of archivists from the Library of Virginia who scan your documents in a community near you. What is of interest to them? Civil War-era letters, memoirs, pension materials, military passes, discharge papers, diaries, hand-drawn maps, photographs, and other manuscripts. In doubt about what you have and if it’s of interest? Bring it to an event near you and let the experts decide.
Materials presented for digitization must be owned by the individual presenting them, not be photocopied, and not subject to United States copyright law.
Upcoming Legacy Project events include:
- August 13 at the Marshall Center in Spotsylvania, VA
- August 20 at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, VA
- August 25 at the Powhatan County Public Library in Powhatan, VA
- August 27 at the Culpeper County Library in Culpeper, VA
- September 9-10 at the Hopewell Public Library in Hopewell, VA
- September 10 at the Westlake Library in Hardy, VA
- September 13 at the Franklin County Public Library in Rocky Mount, VA
- September 14 at the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy, VA
- September 16-17 at the Christiansburg Branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library in Christiansburg, VA
- September 24 at the Karlan Mansion in Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, VA
- October 1 at the Bedford County Tourism and Welcome Center in Bedford, VA
- October 8-9 at the Deltaville Community Association Building in Deltaville, VA
- October 22 at the James City County Public Library in Williamsburg, VA
The Legacy Project is an effort jointly pursued by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.