February Community Free Day
The National Civil War Museum is proud to announce its Community Free Day on February 17, 2024, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in honor of Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The museum is reopening its doors after a short, planned closure to perform scheduled maintenance. The National Civil War Museum welcomes visitors to enjoy a day of fun activities and entertainment free of charge. Families can participate in a coloring activity grab-and-go station, Music with the Long Hill String Band, Dean Auchenbach: Recruitment into the Army, the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and much more. Guests also can witness James Hayney portraying Abraham Lincoln and delivering a special presentation.
“We are excited to celebrate Black History Month and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with our community on this special day,” said Jeffrey L. Nichols, CEO of The National Civil War Museum. “We invite everyone to join us for a day of learning, entertainment, and fun activities.” The National Civil War Museum is a premier destination for history enthusiasts, scholars, and families. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of the American Civil War and its impact on American society.
In addition to the scheduled programming, the NCWM will open its newest temporary exhibit, “The Overland Campaign 1864,” sponsored by Abel & Son Roofing and Siding. This exhibit, on display through January 31, 2025, examines the Virginia Overland Campaign of 1864.