Richmond’s American Civil War Center president Christy Coleman to speak at History Museum of Western Virginia fund raiser
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“History Is Served”
Christy Coleman on the Road to Emancipation: From Proclamation to 13th Amendment
The History Museum of Western Virginia is pleased to present our annual History Is Served luncheon in the Hotel Roanoke’s Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, February 17, 2013. This event, a favorite “must-do” in the region, includes guest speaker, delicious lunch, and silent auction.
It is our honor to announce as our guest speaker this year Christy Coleman, President and CEO of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. Ms. Coleman will speak on the Road to Emancipation: From Proclamation to 13th Amendment. She will discuss how, on September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln published what would become known as the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. This document enraged the South as being unenforceable and further proof that Lincoln intended to end their way of life. Radical Republicans in the Union also raged against the document for not going far enough to end slavery in these United States. When the proclamation was released January 1, 1863, it contained few of the caveats of the preliminary document. The impact has been debated; however, it laid the groundwork for the 13th Amendment which officially ended slavery in the United States.
“History Is Served” is made possible in part by the generous support of W. Scott Hengerer, CMFC, CPRC, Senior Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial and Howell’s Motor Freight.
WHEN: February 17, 2013, noon – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Crystal Ballroom, Hotel Roanoke.
COST: $75.00 per person
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Museum at 540-224-1206, deadline February 13, 2013
Founded in 1957 and operated by the Historical Society of Western Virginia, a 501c3 non-profit organization, the History Museum interprets the broad spectrum of cultural heritage of the Roanoke Valley region. Facilities include the Watts Library and media center, large scale changing galleries, and the Barbara Watts education gallery. The museum holds the largest collection of material in the Roanoke Valley devoted to human history – including Native American artifacts, photographs, maps, militaria, and folk-life artifacts. In addition to exhibitions, the Museum offers an exciting array of special programs and tours. The Museum is currently located at 128 E. Campbell Avenue in the heart of Downtown Roanoke.
1 Market Square, 3rd floor, Roanoke, VA 24011
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Admission charges apply