Wednesday June 28, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Mapping the Fourth Exhibit Reception. A free reception showcasing an exhibit on “Mapping the Fourth of July,” a crowdsourced online archive of primary sources that reveals how Americans of the Civil War era celebrated Independence Day. Virginia Tech’s Newman Library, Alumni Mall and Stanger Street, near the 2nd floor circulation desk.
Friday June 30, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fourth of July “Transcribeathon.” Heard about our “Mapping the Fourth of July” website and want to check it out yourself? Getting ready for this year’s July 4 holiday and curious about how Americans celebrated their national anniversary during the Civil War era, when their nation was falling apart? Stop by Blacksburg Public Library any time between 4 and 6 p.m. to chat with the project team and try your hand at transcribing, tagging, and more. Computers and expert guidance will be provided. Blacksburg Public Library is at 200 Miller Street, Blacksburg VA 24060.
Saturday Oct 7, 2017. 1:00 p.m. Civil War Film Series: The Free State of Jones (2016). The next installment in our film series showcases the fascinating story of a biracial group of Mississippians who challenged the Confederacy and everything it stood for. Dr. Victoria E. Bynum, author of the book The Free State of Jones, will speak. This free event takes place at the Lyric Theatre, 135 College Ave, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
March 16-18, 2017. Civil War Weekend. Check back for more details in the fall.